Evgenia L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3296) 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
- Evgenia L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3296). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Evgenia L., who was born in Bar, Ukraine in 1921. She recalls moving often when her father was transferred (he was a teacher); many deaths during famine years; returning to Bar in 1935; attending teachers' college in Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡; teaching in Kopaygorod; marriage; returning to Bar when Germany invaded (she never saw her husband again); ghettoization; forced labor; selection with other younger people, including her sister, during a round-up; hearing shots all night long; learning her father had survived; escaping from another mass killing with help from her father's former non-Jewish student; several non-Jews assisting them; hiding in a forest; traveling to Luka-Barskaya; several non-Jews helping them; fending off a drunkard who attacked her sister; hiding with other Jews in Litin; dreaming about her mother; moving to Kopaygorod, then Luchinets; brief detention by Romanians; traveling to Sharhorod, Tomashpolʹ, and Dzhurin; liberation by Soviet troops; return to Bar; reunion with a brother; and remarriage. Ms. L. discusses not wanting to forget her pervasive, painful memories which have prevented her from enjoying life; many Jews and non-Jews who helped her and others who did not; and attributing her survival to God.