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Lois and Abraham J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-156) interviewed by Dori Laub and Harvey Ruben

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-156

Videotape testimony of Lois J., who was born in a small town near Vilna, Poland in 1927, and her husband Abraham J., who was born in a small town in Poland in 1921. Mrs. J. discusses prewar Jewish life in her home town; the Russian occupation in 1939; the German takeover in 1941 and the ensuing anti-Jewish legislation; ghettoization of her town and conditions under German rule; and her escape into the forest, where she lived with a group of 300 partisans and refugees from other ghettos. Mr. J. describes family life before the war; the displacement of his family following Russian occupation; his arrest and the treatment he received from the Lithuanians; and his escape and subsequent journey to Russia with his father in 1941. He speaks of being led to Postavy; journeying to Hlybokaye, where his grandfather lived, and being taken to the ghetto there; joining the partisans in the woods in 1942; the murder of his immediate family in a town near his home; and the postwar discovery of mass graves in Postavy. Both Mr. and Mrs. J. detail life among the partisans.

Author/Creator
J., Lois, 1927-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 20, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lois and Abraham J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-156). 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/617000
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:31:00
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