Alex R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-472) interviewed by Judy Levendula,
Videotape testimony of Alex R., who was born in Bukachevtsy, Poland (presently Ukraine) in approximately 1913, one of twelve children. He describes the family farm; attending public and Jewish schools; serving in the Polish army; recall in summer 1939; incarceration in a POW camp; escaping after two weeks; walking to Soviet-occupied Lʹviv, then home; German invasion in 1941; deportation to a labor camp in May 1942; escaping; working in Terebovli︠a︡ as a non-Jew; leaving, fearing denouncement; hiding with a non-Jewish friend for a few months, then in the forest; liberation by Soviet troops; joining the Soviet army; serving in Czechoslovakia and briefly in Japan; returning home; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. R. discusses pervasive, painful memories of his siblings who were killed and difficulties sleeping.
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- September 12, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alex R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-472). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.