Genia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3610) interviewed by Irina Trampolski,
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.
- Baranavichy, 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
- Genia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3610). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.