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Rosa G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3596) interviewed by Vitali Zaika and Irina Trampolski

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3596

Videotape testimony of Rosa G., who was born in Lakhva, Poland in 1924. She recalls celebrating Jewish holidays; improved living standards after Soviet occupation in 1939; joining Komsomol; German invasion in June 1941; Germans shooting her father; fleeing east with her brother; returning home after being stopped at the border (her brother escaped); ghettoization with her mother and sister; help from non-Jewish friends; escaping to Lenin (she never saw her mother and sister again); staying with her uncle; ghettoization; the young people singing and dancing; receiving food from non-Jewish friends; being forced to dig mass graves; being selected to work when almost everyone else was shot; slave labor with six women; their escape to the partisans in September 1942; learning her uncle had been tortured and killed, and her mother killed while posing as a non-Jew; difficult conditions while participating in partisan combat; marriage to a non-Jewish partisan commander; moving to Pinsk; and participating in organizing Soviet political and economic institutions. Mrs. G. discusses the uprising in Lakhva; continuing contacts with survivors throughout the world; and life in the ghetto and with the partisans. She shows photographs throughout the testimony.

Author/Creator
G., Rosa, 1924-
Published
Minsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
1995.
Language
Russian
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rosa G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3596). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.