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Sofia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3607) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman and Irina Trampolski

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3607

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.

Author/Creator
K., Sofia, 1919-
Published
Pinsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
August 5, 1995.
Language
Russian
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4298425
Record last modified: 2014-03-12 16:20:00
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