Zinaida M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3293) interviewed by Pinchas Agmon and Faina Vinocurova
- Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 12, 1994.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Zinaida M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3293). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Zinaida M., who was born in Illint︠s︡i, Ukraine in 1921. She recalls attending accounting school in Kiev; returning home; marriage in May 1941; German invasion in June; military draft of her husband, brother, and father; briefly fleeing east; returning home; ghettoization; forced labor; mass shootings of Jews; assistance from some Ukrainians; her son's birth; her husband's return from a POW camp where non-Jews protected him; escaping to the woods in August 1942; locating a partisan unit which refused them entry because they had no weapons and had a baby; building bunkers; establishing their own Jewish unit; other Jews joining them; procuring weapons and food; placing her son with a non-Jewish woman, whom she still considers part of their family; her mother joining them; blowing up trains and tracks; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1944; briefly moving to Kiev; returning to Illint︠s︡i; her daughter's birth; annual reunions with members of their partisan unit; her husband's recognition for his role in the partisans; and his death in 1988. Ms. M. discusses her children and grandchildren, including her granddaughter's emigration to Israel. She shows photographs.