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Cipa R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1708) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1708

Videotape testimony of Cipa R., who was born in Nizhneye Krivche, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Ukraine) in 1901. She recalls her family's affluence; their impoverishment after Soviet occupation; German invasion; forced relocation to Mel'nytsya-Podil's'ka; ghettoization in Borschiv; hiding in a bunker with twenty-two people, including her husband, their two children, and other relatives; collapse of the bunker roof resulting in the deaths of fifteen; local Poles hiding her family, a niece, and two cousins; liberation by Soviet troops; living in Borshchiv; assistance from Poles; antisemitic harassment and violence by Ukrainians; moving to Bytom; illegally traveling to Germany; living in Zigenhain displaced persons camp, then in Berlin, and for four years in Kassel; obtaining papers to emigrate to the United States in Butzbach; moving to Bremen; emigration to the United States; and assistance from HIAS.

Author/Creator
R., Cipa.
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
November 12, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Cipa R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1708). 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/4295969
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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