Tatiana S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3273) interviewed by Pinchas Agmon and Izabela Davydovna Slucka
- Kharkiv, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 5, 1994.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Tatiana S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3273). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Tatiana S., who was born in Olʹshana, Ukraine in 1925. She recounts attending Jewish and Ukrainian schools; German invasion in June 1941; her older brother's draft; fleeing with her family to Cherkasy; her father's draft; returning to Olʹshana with her mother and younger siblings; ghettoization; anti-Jewish measures; her father's return; receiving food from local people; a mass killing of Jewish men; transfer in May 1942 to a prison in Zvenigorodka, then to Nemorozh; slave labor building roads; transfer with her family to Smilʹchentsy; her father's and brother's murder during a mass killing; a Ukrainian policeman saving her sister; road building in Budishche in 1943; her mother working as a seamstress; learning Kharkiv was liberated in August; separation from her mother and sister during their escape (she never saw her sister again); being hidden with a friend by a Ukrainian friend and his family; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; and reunion with her older brother in Olʹshana, then with her mother in Kiev. Mrs. S. discusses raising their morale during forced labor with songs, and the importance of help from non-Jews to their survival.