Rivka F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3493)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- November 13, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rivka F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3493). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rivka F., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1923. She recalls antisemitic harassment preventing her from attending school; her father's emigration to Paris; joining him with her twin sister, a brother, and her mother in November 1938 (older siblings remained); German invasion; cessation of correspondence from her siblings in Poland in 1940; involvement in the Resistance; her brother's arrest; her father's death; fleeing to Lyon with her mother, sister, and sister's husband; organizing her brother's escape when visiting him in Pithiviers; working as a liaison officer and smuggling weapons for FTP-MOI; Resistance activities in Grenoble, Marseille, and Nice; her mother's arrest and deportation in summer 1942 (she never saw her again); her brother's execution as a Resistant in November 1943; and satisfaction in bombing a Nice café frequented by Germans. Ms. F. discusses many Resistance activities; depression after her postwar return to Paris; marriage in 1950 to a Jewish Resistant; and some of his experiences.