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Isaac B., Boris L., and Isiya M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3299) interviewed by B.M. Zabarko

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3299

Videotape testimonies of Isaac B., Boris L., and Isiya M. Isaac B. recalls his large, extended family in Tulʹchin; deportation to Peciora in December 1941; his mother's death; surviving because his grandfather was selected as a skilled craftsman, hid him, and his older siblings, and smuggled them food from outside the camp; his father's military service; and not being able to locate his mother's burial site after the war. Isiya M. recounts deportation from Tulʹchin to Peciora (she was about four years old); her older brother leaving the camp to bring them food; and Isaac's mother being taken away (her own mother jumped off the truck). Boris L., who was born in approximately 1928, recalls terrible ghetto conditions from July 1941 to January 1943; forced labor in a quarry near Medz︠h︡ybiz︠h︡; mass killings beginning in fall 1942; being shot at the edge of a pit in the last mass killing; regaining consciousness at night; escaping from the pit; hiding in the attic of non-Jewish friends; being sent to the Zhmerynka ghetto because it was too dangerous for him to stay; escaping to Odesa; and staying with a non-Jewish family in a village. He notes he is the sole survivor of the mass shootings of the ghetto.

B., Isaac.
Peciora (Concentration camp), Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 13, 1994.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; and 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Isaac B., Boris L., and Isiya M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3299). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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