Lisa R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1244) interviewed by Nancy Kislin and Marcia Weissberg
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- December 17, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lisa R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1244). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lisa R., who was born in Nowogródek, Poland (presently Navahrudak, Belarus) in 1930, one of four children. She recounts her family's affluence; attending private school and summer camp; Soviet occupation; German invasion in July 1941; a mass killing of fifty Jews; a round-up for a mass shooting that included her sister in December 1941; ghettoization; forced labor; her mother receiving bread from their former maid; a mass shooting in May 1943 that included her mother; a group, including her brother, digging an escape tunnel; her brother leading the group out of the tunnel (he was killed); escaping with her father and sister; meeting partisans when hiding in the forest; staying with them until liberation by Soviet troops; living in a displaced persons camp in Italy for three years; moving to a kibbutz in Rome; and emigration with her father and sister to the United States, with assistance from HIAS. Ms. R. discusses pervasive painful memories and sharing her experiences with her children.