Leyba E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1931) interviewed by Jaschael Pery
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage Video History Project, 1992 .
- Interview Date
- January 13, 1992.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Leyba E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1931). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Leyba E., who was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1919. He recounts abandonment by his father when he was two; attending Jewish schools, then a technical school; never attending synagogue or celebrating Jewish holidays, though knowing about them; working in Borodyanka; marriage; German invasion in 1941; fleeing through the Soviet Union; living with his wife, mother, and brother in Bugurusland; military draft; participating in breaking the siege of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg); being wounded in January 1943; hospitalization in Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk); demobilization and returning to his family in Bugurusland in May; his son's birth in February 1944; their transfer to work near Kharkiv; returning to Kiev after the war; learning all their family members were killed at Babi Yar; meeting a few Jews who were hidden by Ukrainians; his daughter's birth in 1949; pervasive antisemitism; his son's emigration to the United States in 1980; his wife's death; and joining his son in the U.S. with his daughter and her family (his brother and family emigrated to Israel). He shows photographs and documents.