Roney H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1048) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- March 16, 1987.
- 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.
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.