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