Nechama H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3652)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993 and 1994
- Interview Date
- December 13, 1993, and January 18, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Nechama H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3652). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Nechama H., who was born in Stolbt︠s︡y, Poland (presently Stoŭbtsy, Belarus) in 1924, the oldest of six children. She recounts her father owning a factory; antisemitic harassment; moving to Lyakhovichi; her father opening a factory in a forest; attending gymnasium in Baranavichy; Soviet occupation; attending a Soviet/school; expropriation of her father's factory; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; her father and brother receiving permits to operate their factory; escaping with her three-year-old sister from a round-up; a non-Jewish woman hiding them; returning to her mother and siblings, who had also hidden; ghettoization; her father obtaining permission to bring them to the factory; hiding in a bunker; her capture and return to the ghetto; escaping with the help of a policeman; finding her family (they had built a forest bunker); her father's Polish friend helping them (he was hiding other Jews); attacks by partisans; frequently changing locations; assistance from a Jewish partisan group; her brother being wounded when guiding the Jewish partisans; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; traveling to Łódź, then Germany; marriage in 1946; illegal emigration to Palestine via Italy; British interdiction; incarceration on Cyprus; release three months later; and the rest of her family joining her after statehood. Ms. H. discusses a recent visit to relatives in Minsk, the places she lived, and the memorials, and notes everything had changed.