Kochevit P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-85) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
- Interview Date
- November 5, 1979.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Kochevit P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-85). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Kochevit P., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1931. She tells of her family's move to her grandmother's farm outside Kraków after the first Aktion in 1942; the murder of her mother and brother in 1942, which she witnessed from a neighbor's cellar; hiding with a Polish family in Warsaw from 1942 until the end of 1944; and her adoption by a group of nuns, who, thinking she was Catholic, placed her in a convent where she remained until the end of the war. She discusses her awareness of being Jewish and of the need to hide that fact; her postwar reunion with an aunt; and her emigration to Israel, where she was taken to a children's farm. Mrs. P. also speaks of her marriage and of the special relationship she has with her eldest daughter.