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Asja T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3595) interviewed by Irina Trampolski and Vitali Zaika

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3595

Videotape testimony of Asja T., who was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1917, one of six children. She recalls attending Russian school; a large, extended family; their orthodoxy; her son's birth in 1939; German invasion in 1941; briefly fleeing; ghettoization; her father being caught in a round-up in August 1941 (he was killed); her mother being killed in March 1942; obtaining false papers a year later from a non-Jewish neighbor; escaping with her son; briefly staying with her brother's non-Jewish girlfriend; leaving because she did not want to endanger her rescuers; wandering from place to place, begging for over a year; working for a Polish land owner in Surynty; arrest;ddeportation with her son to Germany for forced labor; liberation by United States troops; staying in Switzerland for four months; returning to Minsk; learning her sister and children had been killed; reunion with her youngest brother (other brothers perished as Soviet soldiers); and her younger sister's survival (her brother's girlfriend hid her). Mrs. T. notes the deaths of most of her extended family during the war. She shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
T., Asja, 1917-
Published
Minsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
August 1, 1995.
Language
Russian
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Asja T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3595). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291908
Record last modified: 2014-01-14 15:22:00
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