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Genia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3610) interviewed by Irina Trampolski

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3610

Videotape testimony of Genia K., who was born in Kolyshki, Belarus in 1924. She recalls living with her grandmother while her parents worked on a collective farm; Soviet bans on religious observances; famine in 1933; studying medicine in Vitsebsk; German invasion in June 1941; returning home; her father's mobilization; ghettoization; mass killings which included relatives; forced labor; two non-Jewish families bringing them food; traveling east to Soviet territory with her aunt and her children; her aunt's hospitalization; bringing her food and assisting the children; her mother's and brother's arrival; correspondence with her father and future husband; learning her father had lost an arm in combat; returning to Vitsebsk; attending veterinarian school; marriage in 1947; and living in many places, including the Far East. Mrs. K. discusses persistent nightmares about the war; health problems resulting from the war; and sharing her experiences with her children and granddaughter. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
K., Genia, 1924-
Published
Baranavichy, 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
Genia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3610). 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/4298432
Record last modified: 2013-12-13 16:29:00
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