Regina L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1786) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Gabriel Gorenstein
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- April 21, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regina L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1786). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regina L., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1924. She recalls German invasion in September 1939; fleeing east with her family; returning to Kraków; anti-Jewish measures; forced labor; ghettoization; starvation; her father's death; stealing food; her brother hiding her mother, another sister, his wife, and child with a Pole; deportation; jumping from the train with her twin sister; a Polish woman hiding them; returning to Kraków; hiding with a non-Jewish family friend; obtaining false papers for herself and her sister; both posing as Catholics; her sister working for the Red Cross; assisting her sister-in-law, niece, and another Jewish girl to hide (other family members were deported and perished); liberation by Soviet troops; helping to bring Jewish children to an orphanage; traveling with the children to Bratislava with the children; visiting an uncle in Paris; emigration to the United States; marriage; and the births of two sons. Mrs. L. discusses the pain of hunger and losing hope after the war, realizing most of her family was killed. She shows photographs.