Boris Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3301) interviewed by Pinchas Agmon
- Sharhorod, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 14, 1994.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Boris Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3301). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Boris Z., who was born in Kalininskoye, Ukraine in 1935. He recounts his family's return to Sharhorod (his mother's family had a long history there) in 1939; his brother's birth in June 1941; his father's and uncle's military draft (neither survived); German invasion; a German soldier billeted in their house leaving them food and money; German departure; occupation by Hungarian troops, then Romanians; arrival of Jews from Besserarbia; ghettoization; extreme hunger; his mother's non-Jewish colleague bringing them flour; a non-Jewish couple who fed, rescued, and hid them many times; return of the Soviet army; moving to Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡ in 1945; his mother's remarriage; moving to Chernivt︠s︡i; completing his Ph.D. in Kiev; attending academic conferences in Germany in spite of his mother's misgivings; and presently collecting testimonies of Jewish survivors. Mr. Z. discusses his gratitude to the couple who assisted them; his mother and grandfather testifying on behalf of the man after the war, which resulted in a finding of innocence; and memories of constant fear during the war. The end of the testimony shows his childhood home.