Dori L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-593) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz
- Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1985
- Interview Date
- June 1, 1985.
- 1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS.
- Cite As
- Dori L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-593). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dr. Dori L., who was born in Czernowitz in 1937. Charting his awareness of change through childhood memories, Dr. L. describes his religious education; the German occupation in 1941; and his brief stay in the Czernowitz ghetto. He tells of his deportation, with his parents, to Transnistria; camping near Mogilev; and living in a labor camp built in a quarry near the Bug River. He relates his unsuccessful attempt to convince his parents to let him return to Czernowitz; his parents' disagreement regarding the trustworthiness of the Germans; being spared from the liquidation of the camp; and the relative freedom of living in the deserted camp. Dr. L. recalls the march to Obodovka, where they were housed with Jewish townspeople; his father's disappearance during a raid there; and liberation by the Russians. Postwar topics of discussion include his return, with his mother, to Czernowitz, where they were reunited with his grandparents; his education and life in Romania; his emigration to Israel in 1950; and his decision to become a psychoanalyst. One of the co-founders of the Holocaust Survivors Film Project, which preceded the Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, Dr. L. presents his views concerning the method and uses of videotape testimony.