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Reiza R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3300) interviewed by Pinchas Agmon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3300

Videotape testimony of Reiza R. She recalls living in Z︠H︡danov; moving to Tulʹchin in 1937; German occupation in July 1941; ghettoization; forced labor; transfer to Pechora with her parents, three sisters, and nephew; the shooting of eight young men in front of them to demonstrate the guards' severity; a four month illness (her parents died prior to her recovery); being told they would all be killed in a mass shooting; the trucks leaving with one group and not returning; feeling no joy at their reprieve; escaping with another prisoner; arrest; imprisonment and torture in Tulʹchin; being sent to work; two Jewish men giving them food; transfer back to Pechora; escaping again with her sisters and nephew; receiving assistance from villagers; liberation in Dzhurin in March 1944; returning to Tulʹchin; and working as a nurse. Ms. R. discusses the importance of her sisters' closeness to her now; constant fear in Pechora; the significance of memorializing Pechora; frequent nightmares of children crying there; and gratitude to many who helped memorialize Pechora.

Author/Creator
R., Reiza.
Published
Tulʹchin, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 13, 1994.
Language
Russian
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Reiza R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3300). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.