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Lazar T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3601) interviewed by Irina Trampolski and Vitali Zaika,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3601

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    Videotape testimony of Lazar T., who was born in Uzlyany, Soviet Union (presently Belarus) in 1930, the oldest of four children. He recalls attending a Jewish school that was closed in 1937, then a Belarussian school; observing Jewish holidays within the family; clandestine religious services; German invasion in June 1941; forced relocation to a designated area; slave labor repairing roads; escaping a mass killing with his brother and sister in October 1941; burying his mother and brother who had been killed; being hidden by a peasant, then a former schoolteacher; finding his father; joining relatives in the Minsk ghetto; hiding during mass killings; escaping from a transport to Maly Trostinec; smuggling food; hearing of Jewish resistance; a mass killing in July 1942, including his brother, sister, and cousin; hiding with relatives behind a false wall his father had built; escaping with his father and others in May 1943; joining partisans in a nearby forest; reconnaissance missions; staying with peasants in Myshevichi; hiding in the forest during a German blockade; his father's enlistment in the Soviet army; and attending school. Mr. T. notes partisan acceptance of him and his father, the only Jews in their group; not revealing that he was in a ghetto after the war, fearing accusations of collaboration; erecting a monument at the mass grave in Uzlyany; his children's difficulty believing his experiences; and increasing painful memories of the murders of his mother and siblings.
    T., Lazar, 1930-
    Minsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 2, 1995.
    Soviet Union
    Uzli︠a︡ny (Belarus)
    Minsk (Belarus)
    Myshevichi (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Lazar T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3601). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Trampolski, Irina, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (5 hr., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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