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Anne M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1377) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1377

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.

M., Anne, 1929-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
May 17, 1989.
Lida (Belarus)
Naliboki Forest (Belarus)
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.