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Boris Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3301) interviewed by Pinchas Agmon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3301

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.

Z., Boris, 1935-
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.
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Boris Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3301). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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