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Anna P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1759) interviewed by Jaschael Pery

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1759

Videotape testimony of Anna P., who was born in Boryslav, Poland (presently Ukraine)in 1926. She recalls antisemitic discrimination; visiting her grandparents in Sambir; German invasion in 1939; Soviet occupation; German invasion in June 1941; mass killings; ghettoization; escaping a mass killing in April 1943; incarceration; her uncle arranging her release; returning to the ghetto; her uncle hiding her with a Ukrainian farmer (she never saw her parents or brother again); leaving the farm; hiding in a forest with others; escaping capture with one girl; returning to the farm; from afar, observing the farmer murdering the other girl; assistance from another farmer; finding her uncle who placed her in the camp in Drohobych; escaping in March 1944; hiding with a Polish man; entering the camp in Boryslav; liberation by Soviet troops in July; reunion with her sister; denouncing her uncle's murderers; marriage; antisemitic violence; traveling to a refugee camp in Berlin with assistance from Beriḥah; her child's birth in Munich; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. P. details her family's deaths; constant fear during the war; continuing grief and pain; never discussing the war period with her husband or children; and hoping her children will hear this testimony. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
P., Anna 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
December 27, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Anna P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1759). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4317809
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 21:01:00
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