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Avivit K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3575)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3575

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.

Author/Creator
K., Avivit, 1932-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
October 27, 1993.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
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.