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Lisa C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3560)

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    Videotape testimony of Lisa C., who was born in Grodno, Poland (presently Hrodna, Belarus) in 1922, the youngest of four children. She recalls a large and close extended family; observing Jewish holidays; attending public school; Soviet occupation; attending a Soviet school from 1939 until German invasion in June 1941; fleeing east; German troops overtaking them in Stolbt︠s︡y (Stoŭbtsy); bringing food and water to captured Soviet POWs; traveling with her siblings and their families to Baranovichy, Slonim, then Dzi︠a︡rėchyn; returning to Grodno in November; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; escaping to Białystok as a non-Jew; obtaining false papers; working with the Jewish underground; bringing her niece from Grodno; smuggling weapons to the Białystok ghetto; assistance from some Germans and Belorussians; living with non-Jews; the Jewish partisans working with Soviet officers; liaising with an Armia Krajowa leader who thought she was Polish; realizing the Armia Krajowa would not work with Jews; returning to Grodno after the war, seeking surviving relatives; and attending university in Moscow. Ms. C. discusses many Jewish partisans and partisan actions, and the murders of most of her family and friends during the Holocaust. She shows photographs.
    C., Lisa, 1922-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    September 10, 1993.
    Soviet Union
    Hrodna (Belarus)
    Stoŭbtsy (Minskai︠a︡ voblastsʹ, Belarus)
    Baranavichy (Belarus)
    Dzi︠a︡rėchyn (Belarus)
    Białystok (Poland)
    Moscow (Russia)
    Cite As
    Lisa C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3560). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Russian.
    Related publication: The underground army : fighters of the Bialystok ghetto / by Chaika Grossman ; [translated from the Hebrew by Shmuel Beeri ; edited by Sol Lewis]. New York : Holocaust Library, c1987.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (5 hr., 1 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

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