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Miriam R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-225) interviewed by Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-225

Videotape testimony of Miriam R., who was born in Zaleszczyki, Poland, in 1929. Mrs. R., the youngest of four children and the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust, recalls her happy childhood before the war. She notes prewar antisemitism in Poland and describes life under Russian occupation (1939-1941). Also detailed are the German occupation and subsequent acts against Jews which Mrs. R. witnessed and recorded in a diary. She tells of her escape from a group of Jews who were later massacred and of the refusal of the Jews of her town to believe her account of what happened. She relates the evacuation of her family to the Tluste ghetto and that ghetto's liquidation, at which time her family members were all either killed or sent to concentration camps where they later died; her own transfer to slave labor camps near the ghetto; her liberation by the Russians in Rostov in 1944; and her difficulties in resuming her life. Other topics discussed include her emigration to the United States; her life in Kansas City with relatives of the couple who cared for her after liberation; her move to New York, where she met her husband; and the pleasure she takes in her husband and son as well as the continued pain associated with the loss of her family in Europe.

Author/Creator
R., Miriam, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
Interview Date
October 28, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies : 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-225). 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/616818
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