Dina O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4145) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 2000
- Interview Date
- August 16, 2000.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Dina O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4145). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dina O., who was born in Białystok, Poland in 1932. She recounts attending a Jewish school; emigration of many relatives to Argentina; German invasion; her father fleeing to Vilnius; Soviet occupation; her mother organizing three unsuccessful attempts to smuggle them to Vilnius; a month in a Soviet jail with her mother and sister during one attempt; reaching Vilnius in June 1940; reunion with her father; obtaining visas for Argentina; acquiring transit visas from the Japanese consul; a month in Moscow; traveling to Vladivostok in March 1941; a month stay in Kōbe, Japan; the seventy-two day sea journey to Buenos Aires; reunion with relatives; and completing architectural training in 1957. Her sister joins her briefly but notes few memories since she was only five. Ms. O. shows documents and photographs.