Sofia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3607) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman and Irina Trampolski
- Pinsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- August 5, 1995.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sofia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3607). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sofia K., who was born in Pogost, Belarus in 1919, one of four children. She recalls attending Jewish school, then Russian school; observing Shabbat and Jewish holidays; cordial relations with non-Jews; working as a telephone operator in the post office; German invasion; a mass killing of Jewish men, including her father and brother; confinement of the surviving Jews; escaping with her mother and sister to the Slutsk ghetto; slave labor doing construction; escaping from a round-up in August 1942; returning to Pogost; joining partisans in Mikashevichi; living in a bunker; returning home after liberation in August 1944; marriage to a partisan; moving to Pinsk because no one had survived in Pogost; the births of two daughters; and her husband's death in 1974. Mrs. K. discusses suffering from nervous tension due to her experiences. She shows her partisan identification card.