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Dora R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1230) interviewed by Selma Dubnick and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1230

Videotape testimony of Dora R., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1918. She recalls her marriage, her son's birth; ghettoization; their former non-Jewish maid bringing them food; transfer to the Tarnów ghetto; her husband being taken in a round-up (she never saw him again); her son's violent murder in front of her; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; a brief encounter with her sister (she never saw her again); transfer to Bomlitz; forced labor in a munitions factory; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; a death march; liberation by Soviet troops near Potsdam; traveling to Kraków; meeting her future husband and his daughter (they had been hidden by Poles); living in Linz and Munich; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States. Ms. R. discusses continuing fears resulting from her experiences; psychiatric care after arrival in the U.S.; sharing her story with her son; and discussing her hiding experience with her adopted daughter.

R., Dora, 1918-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
Interview Date
May 31, 1988.
Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie)
Kraków (Poland)
Potsdam (Germany)
Linz (Austria)
Munich (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dora R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1230). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.