Shoshana K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4184)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
- Interview Date
- November 9, 2000.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Shoshana K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4184). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Shoshana K., who was born in a village near Buchach, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1934, the youngest of three children. She recounts celebrating the Sabbath and Jewish holidays with her extended family; attending a Polish school; German invasion; one brother's deportation to a labor camp (she never saw him again); her other brother and uncle fleeing to the forest; hiding in a bunker; being found; the shooting of one of their group; her father encouraging her to escape when they were being transferred by foot; returning home; finding her grandmother's corpse; hiding in fields and with non-Jewish neighbors; her brother and uncle finding her; their burying her grandmother; working for non-Jewish farmers; hiding in an abandoned mill for three months; obtaining food from villagers; entering a labor camp with her uncle (her brother was already there); liberation by Soviet troops; her uncle serving in the Soviet military; escaping to Germany with her uncle and brother; assistance from the Joint; living in Leipheim displaced persons camp; emigration to Israel in 1949; marriage; and the births of her children. Ms. K. notes intense fears raising her children as a result of her experiences, and not sharing her experiences with them.