Anne M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1377) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 17, 1989.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Anne M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1377). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Anne M., who was born in Lida, Poland (presently Belarus) in 1929, one of three children. She recounts her father's draft into the Polish army; Soviet occupation; her father's return; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; her father working in a brewery; the German director allowing the family to live on the brewery premises; hiding during a round-up with assistance from the director; learning most of the town's Jews were murdered in a mass shooting including many relatives; a surviving cousin joining them; hiding, then escaping another round-up a year later; joining a Jewish partisan group; reunion with her sister, then her brother and father (they had escaped from a transport); living in the the Naliboki forest for two years with the Bielski partisans; liberation by Soviet troops; fleeing German soldiers killing many of their group; returning to Lida; learning that none of her father's family survived; living in the Linz displaced persons camp for four years; contact with relatives in the United States; emigration to join them in November 1949; marriage in 1952; and sharing her experiences with her children.