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Tzipora A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4094) interviewed by Yoram Amit

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4094

Videotape testimony of Tzipora A., who was born in Przemyśl, Poland in 1939. She recounts being given to non-Jews when she was about two years old; knowing she was Jewish but being told to hide that information; attending a Polish school, church, and being baptized; occasionally being hidden in a closet or under the bed; enjoying Christmas and Polish music and dance; a visit from Youth Aliyah representatives in about 1948; being taken by them to join other orphans going to Israel by ship; living in a religious institute with other orphans; the empathic manager who was from Poland helping her locate distant relatives whom she visited; receiving letters from her rescuer until 1951; in 1952 receiving a photograph of her parents from a relative in England (she did not remember their images); living on a kibbutz; in 1957 a relative giving her a letter written by her mother's brother in 1942 on the eve of his deportation; becoming a nurse; marriage; the births of four children; meeting with Przemyśl survivors who knew her and her parents; visiting Przemyśl and locating documents, including her birth and baptismal certificates; and a reunion with her rescuer's daughter who remembered her father visiting her twice. Ms. A. shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
A., Tzipora, 1939-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 11, 1993.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tzipora A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4094). 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/4677279
Record last modified: 2016-08-08 13:19:00
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