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Roza S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3295) interviewed by Faina Vinocurova

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3295

Videotape testimony of Roza S., who was born in Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡, Ukraine in 1924. She recalls her father's military draft; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; hiding in the cellar during a round-up in September 1941; being caught after leaving to check if the round-up was over; placement on a line for shooting in a mass killing; being asked if she was Ukrainian; being released when she answered affirmatively (she had blond hair); returning home; trading her family's valuables for food; hiding with her mother at a neighbor's during another mass shooting; living with an aunt until April 1942; being selected for work (her mother and aunts were killed); imprisonment; slave labor; escaping; obtaining false papers from a non-Jew; traveling to Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ; deportation to Pechora; escaping with a friend; Jews in several places, including Murafa, refusing to help them; returning to Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ; assistance from Jews when she was sick; returning to Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡; denouncing and testifying against a ghetto policeman (he was tried and executed); and reunion with her father (he died shortly thereafter) and brother. Ms. S. discusses the murders of most of her family and nightmares resulting from her experiences. She shows the site of the mass killings and the monuments and details the killings. She places flowers there.

Author/Creator
S., Roza, 1924-
Published
Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 12, 1994.
Language
Russian
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Roza S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3295).Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.