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Grunia M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3281) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko and Bela Turman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3281

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    Videotape testimony of Grunia M., who was born in Lysyanka, Ukraine in 1924. She recalls moving to Zvenigorodka with her family; attending Ukrainian school; German occupation; forced labor; torture and mass shooting of Jewish men; forced labor in a German hospital; transfer to a labor camp with her mother and two sisters; public executions; quarry work; escaping to Popivka with her younger sister with assistance from non-Jews; leaving her sister with a non-Jewish friend in Petrivka; obtaining false papers; fleeing to Tarashcha; imprisonment; release due to a non-Jewish friend vouching for her; liberation by Soviet troops in Lysyanka; reunion with her mother and sisters; marriage in 1950; and her daughters' births. Mrs. M. discusses her father's murder shortly before liberation; experiences with partisans; her children's lack of interest in her experiences; and nightmares of German shootings.
    M., Grunia, 1924-
    Zvenigorodka, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 6, 1994.
    Lysi︠a︡nka (Ukraine)
    Zvenyhorodka (Cherkasʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Petrivka (Ukraine)
    Tarashcha (Ukraine)
    Popivka (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Grunia M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3281). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zabarko, B. M., interviewer.
    Turman, Bela, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian with some Ukrainian.
    Associated material: Elizaveta K. Holocaust testimony [sister] (HVT-3282), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Russian Ukrainian
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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