Lidia G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3270) interviewed by B.M. Zabarko and Izabela Davydovna Slucka
- Kharkiv, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 4, 1994.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lidia G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3270). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lidia G., who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1928. She recalls a happy childhood; cordial relations with non-Jews; German invasion in June 1941; her father's draft; German occupation in October; assistance from a German doctor and soldier; ghettoization with her mother in a tractor factory in December; killing of hostages, including her cousin; meeting her future father-in-law who was married to a non-Jew and who gave them his address; his escape; escaping with her mother in January 1942; hearing screaming from the mass murder site; obtaining false papers; hiding with their former janitor, then with her future father-in-law; walking to Chernoglazovka; obtaining papers for her future father-in-law; wandering from village to village; imprisonment and escape in Zenʹkov; wandering to Vyazovoye; being saved by a Ukrainian family; liberation by Soviet troops on August 24, 1943; her mother defending their rescuer from accusations of collaboration; reunion with her father in 1945; marriage in 1951; and her father-in-law's arrest as a German collaborator. Portions of the testimony were recorded at the site of the ghetto and Drobitzky Yar where her relatives were murdered. Mrs. G. discusses her lost youth, and hardships in the postwar years.