Lisa C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3560)
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.
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- September 10, 1993.
- Soviet Union
Stoŭbtsy (Minskai︠a︡ voblastsʹ, Belarus)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lisa C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3560). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.