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Dana S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-328) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-328

Videotape testimony of Dana S., who was born in Lʹviv, Ukraine (then Poland) in 1935. She recalls having a governess (her parents were both lawyers); the beginning of war; Soviet occupation; her father hiding from military draft; his eventual draft and return home; German invasion; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; her mother hiding her with a Christian former neighbor; their returning her after a week; her father obtaining false papers for her and her mother (as a male, he thought he would jeopardize them); seeing her father for the last time; going by train to Zaklików; living as Catholics; and learning of hidden Jews nearby who were reported and killed. Ms. S. discusses several incidents of almost being found out; her self-confidence resulting from her war experiences; believing that being Jewish was bad, but attaining pride in her Jewishness after some time; and a scar on her finger which reminds her of her father.

Author/Creator
S., Dana, 1935-
Published
Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1983
Interview Date
July 15, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dana S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-328). 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/4293421
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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