Avivit K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3575)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 27, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Avivit K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3575). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Avivit K., who was born in Šiauliai, Lithuania in 1932, one of three children. She recounts her family's Zionism; speaking Hebrew at home; a trip to Palestine in 1935 with her mother and sister; her family delaying emigration to care for her developmentally disabled brother; Soviet occupation; her father's arrest and release; German invasion; her father's and uncle's arrest by Lithuanians (they were killed); ghettoization; forced labor with her sister; Lithuanians giving her food; a public hanging; her mother hiding her sister with non-Jews (she returned shortly thereafter); she and her sister going to work with her mother during the children's round-up in November 1943 (her brother was deported); forced labor in a leather and shoe factory; deportation to Stutthof; transfer to other camps; a death march; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Białystok, then Łódź; joining a Dror kibbutz; moving to Landsberg displaced persons camp; her mother's and sister's emigration to Israel; traveling to Milan; and emigration to Israel in 1948. Ms. K. discusses her guilt over her brother's death.