Lubov N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3280) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko
- Zvenigorodka, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies , 1994
- Interview Date
- August 6, 1994.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lubov N.. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3280). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lubov N., 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 Ukraiinian with German sanction; transfer to a concentration camp; slave labor building roads; learning of mass killings from escapees and local Ukranians; 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. N. 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.