Alex R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-472) interviewed by Judy Levendula
- 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.
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.