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Regina W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-916) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and James W. Pennebaker

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-916

Videotape testimony of Regina W., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1903, one of three sisters. She recounts her father's death in 1904; her family's poverty; working for her aunt; marriage to a shoemaker; the deaths of one sister and her mother; German invasion; fleeing to Soviet-occupied Grodno; deportation to Kazakhstan; her husband's forced labor cutting trees, then in a brick factory; his transfer to Arkhangelʹsk; sending him food, then joining him; deportation to Siberia; her husband's work in a coal mine; their repatriation to Łódź in 1945; traveling to Germany; reunion with a nephew; working for the Red Cross; emigration to the United States; and her husband's death. Ms. W. discusses the loss of her entire family, except for one nephew, and her depression and loneliness.

Author/Creator
W., Regina, 1903-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
March 22, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Regina W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-916). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.