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Vera S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3617) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3617

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Vera S., who was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1928. She recounts attending Russian school; German invasion; no prior knowledge of atrocities elsewhere; ghettoization; mass killings; smuggling herself out to trade possessions for food (she did not "look Jewish"); assistance from non-Jewish friends; being caught outside the ghetto during a round-up; finding her mother and brother had survived by hiding in a shed, but her other relatives were gone; arrival of Jews from Germany; escaping with her mother and brother in 1943; joining the partisans; her mother and brother staying in a village; being arrested while scouting; imprisonment and torture in Minsk as a non-Jew (she still retains her false name); deportation to Auschwitz two months later; hospitalization; being saved by a doctor who hid her from the Germans; the death march in January; arrival at Ravensbrück; transfer to Neustadt-Glewe after ten weeks; and liberation on May 2. Ms. S. discusses conditions in the ghetto and the loss of her childhood.
    Author/Creator
    S., Vera, 1928-
    Published
    Minsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 8, 1995.
    Locale
    Belarus
    Minsk
    Minsk (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Vera S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3617). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Shulʹman, Arkadiĭ, 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 (1 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mass killings.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4298452
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4298452

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