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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3610

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Belarus
    Vitsebsk (Belarus)
    Kalyshki (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Genia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3610). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Trampolski, Irina, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Russian
    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (4 hr., 31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4298432
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:
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