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Lisa R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1244) interviewed by Nancy Kislin and Marcia Weissberg

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1244

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.

Author/Creator
R., Lisa, 1930-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
December 17, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294932
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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