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Regina L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1786) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Gabriel Gorenstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1786

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 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.

L., Regina, 1924-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 21, 1991.
Kraków (Poland)
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Paris (France)
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.
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