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Roney H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1048) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1048

Videotape testimony of Roney H., who was born in Boryslav, Poland in 1928. She recalls attending public school; Soviet occupation in 1939; losing their house as capitalists; German invasion in 1941; hiding during a mass killing perpetrated by Ukrainians; hiding during subsequent round-ups and mass killings; ghettoization; hiding for three weeks with non-Jews outside the city; returning to the ghetto; a mass killing in which her brother (eight years old) and cousin (two years old) were killed in a local slaughterhouse; hiding with her mother with the same non-Jews (her father continued to work); her father joining them; leaving after eleven months when their funds ran out; her parents placing her with another non-Jewish family while they hid in the forests; liberation in summer 1944; returning to Boryslav with her parents; traveling to Vienna a year later; living in a displaced persons camp, then in Badgastein and Ebelsberg displaced persons camps; and emigration to the United States two years later to join relatives. Ms. H. notes frequently discussing the war years with her mother, but still finding it difficult to believe.

H., Roney, 1928-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
March 16, 1987.
Boryslav (Ukraine)
Vienna (Austria)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Roney H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1048). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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