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Philip P. and Sofia P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3275) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko and Bela Turman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3275

Videotape testimony of Philip P., who was born in Kamʹia︠n︡e Pole (Kamenka), Ukraine in 1925. He recalls observing Jewish holidays and attending synagogue; a large, extended family; joining Komsomol; his father's draft in August 1941; German occupation; hiding with his mother, with assistance from non-Jewish neighbors, when most Jews were slaughtered; fleeing to a nearby village; returning with his mother and sister to Kamenka; anti-Jewish restrictions; forced labor in a forest; assistance from a German officer; transfer to forced labor outside Kamenka; escaping with his mother and sister with assistance from non-Jews; fleeing to Oleksandrivka; burying their Komsomol cards to prevent identification as Jews; traveling from Znamenka to Chechelivka, posing as non-Jews; his mother's brief arrest; fleeing to Shchorsk; his mother obtaining false documents; working on a collective farm; liberation by Soviet troops on October 30, 1943; reunion with his father in Kamenka; attending engineering school in Kirovohrad; military service; and marriage in 1952. Mr. P. discusses assistance from many non-Jews during German occupation; hiding his Jewish identity after the war; and sharing his experiences when his daughters were adults. Mr. P. and his sister Sofia visit areas of Kamenka and describe their experiences.

P., Philip, 1925-
Cherkasy and Kamʹia︠n︡e Pole, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 6 and 7, 1994.
Oleksandrivka (Oleksandrivsʹkyĭ raĭon, Kirovohradsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Znamenka (Ukraine)
Kropyvnytsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
Chechelivka (Ukraine)
Shchorsk (Ukraine)
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Philip P. and Sofia P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3275). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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