Tzila P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3649) interviewed by Taube Ruskin and Dina Altshuler
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- February 15, 1992.
- 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.
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.