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Tzila P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3649) interviewed by Taube Ruskin and Dina Altshuler,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3649

Videotape testimony of Tzila P., who was born near Chernivt︠s︡i, Ukraine in 1905, one of five children. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; cordial relations with non-Jews; falling under Romanian rule in 1918; obstetrical training in Iași; marriage; moving to Khotyn; the births of three children; Soviet occupation in 1940; German and Romanian occupation in July 7, 1941; her husband's arrest; learning he was shot in a mass killing; deportation with her children to Transnistria in August; trading belongings for food; transfer to Ataki; encountering her sister; their transfer to Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyī, then Popovtsy; starvation; working for Ukrainians; a peasant giving her son food every day; occasionally leaving the ghetto seeking food; refusing to comply with the Judenrat's order to send her children to Romania; liberation by Soviet troops in April 1944; returning home; working as a midwife; moving to Chernivt︠s︡i three years later; her older daughter's marriage in 1949; and emigration to Israel in 1975. Ms. P. notes that her children survived due to assistance from peasants.

P., Tzila, 1905-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
February 15, 1992.
Iași (Romania)
Khotyn (Ukraine)
Transnistria (Ukraine : Territory under German and Romanian occupation, 1941-1944)
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
Ataki (Moldova)
Popovtsy (Ukraine)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tzila P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3649). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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