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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.

R., Cipa.
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
November 12, 1990.
Borshchiv (Ternopil's'ka oblast')
Nizhneye Krivche (Ukraine)
Mel'nytsya-Podil's'ka (Ternopil's'ka oblast', Ukraine)
Bytom (Poland)
Berlin (Germany)
Kassel (Germany)
Butzbach (Germany)
Bremen (Germany)
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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