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Liubov K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3280) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3280

Videotape testimony of Liubov K., who was born in Zvenigorodka, Ukraine in 1921. She recalls her family's poverty; attending a teacher's course in Tulʹchin; teaching Russian and German in Zvenigorodka; German invasion in June 1941; ghettoization in September; forced labor; her father's shooting; witnessing her mother's brutal murder by a Ukrainian with German sanction; transfer to a concentration camp; slave labor building roads; learning of mass killings from escapees and local Ukrainians; having to sort the victims' clothing; local villagers providing them with food, without which they would not have survived; escaping with four others; working for peasants in the forest; one peasant woman hiding them in spite of knowing they were Jews (she recently had her recognized as a "Righteous Person"); and liberation. Ms. K. discusses many details of ghetto and camp life and mass killings; her postwar life; having monuments erected at mass graves; testifying against her mother's murderer; writing her memoir; and identifying herself as Ukrainian, not Jewish, in her documents, but feeling Jewish in her heart. She sings songs they composed in the ghettos and camp and shows ghetto and camp sites.

K., Liubov, 1921-
Zvenigorodka, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 6, 1994.
Zvenyhorodka (Cherkasʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Tulʹchyn (Ukraine)
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Liubov K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3280). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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