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Mina R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1575) interviewed by Judit Jung and Sandra Rosenstock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1575

Videotape testimony of Mina R., who was born in a Polish village near Minsk (presently Belarus) in 1928. She recalls her family's Zionist involvement; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; hiding in her uncle's bunker during round-ups; working in a neighboring town; her oldest brother joining the partisans; his arranging for their escape; going with one brother (her parents did not due to her sister's illness); begging in villages at night; liquidation of the ghetto; her mother's escape; living in the woods for about eighteen months; going to Radashkovichy, a nearby town, after liberation (theirs had been burned); her older brother arranging their move to Łódź, then to Austria; living in Wegscheid, Braunau am Inn, and Ebelsberg displaced persons camp; emigrating in 1950 to join relatives in the United States; marriage in 1952; and the births of two daughters. Ms. R. discusses the importance of her older brother to their survival; living day to day, not thinking of a future; sharing her experiences with her daughters; great fulfillment in raising her children; and her older daughter's death ten years ago, the greatest tragedy of her life.

Author/Creator
R., Mina, 1928-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
May 21, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mina R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1575). 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/4295678
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