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Zvi O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3767) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3767

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    Videotape testimony of Zvi O., who was born in Burdujeni, Romania in 1933. He recalls expulsion from school in 1940; attending a Jewish school in Dorohoi; deportation with his family in October 1941; a few days in a synagogue in Mogilev; traveling to Luchinets; spending the winter in barracks; his brother's death during a typhus epidemic; his father's attempted suicide and eventual death; moving to Tropovo; pervasive hunger; antisemitic harassment by local children; contracting typhus in summer 1942; repatriation in early 1944; returning to Dorohoi; liberation by Soviet troops; moving to Bucharest; his mother's remarriage; joining Hashomer Hatzair; running away due to conflicts with his stepfather; traveling to Burgas to prepare for illegal emigration to Palestine; boarding an "aliyah" ship in 1947; interception by the British; incarceration on Cyprus; entering Palestine; living on a kibbutz; marriage; attending medical school; military service, including the Six Day and Yom Kippur Wars; and emigration to the United States in 1979. Dr. O. discusses feeling subhuman due to his war experiences; these feelings diminishing after officer training; and his children's lack of interest in his experiences, except his youngest. He shows photographs and documents.
    O., Zvi, 1933-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1998
    Interview Date
    July 28, 1998.
    Burdujeni (Romania)
    Dorohoi (Romania)
    Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
    Luchinets (Ukraine)
    Tropovo (Ukraine)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Burgas (Bulgaria)
    Cite As
    Zvi O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3767). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 19 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Child survivors.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.

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