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Aliza R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-256) interviewed by Emily Howard, Rena Rosenfeld and Laurel Vlock,

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    Videotape testimony of Aliza R., who was born in Zbaraż, Poland (presently Zbaraz︠h︡, Ukraine). She describes life in a wealthy, politically aware family; attending secular school; attending law school at the University of Kraków; marriage to another attorney; and life as a successful professional couple in the Warsaw area. She relates her journey from Warsaw to Zbaraż at the outbreak of the war during which her daughter was born in a farmer's house; living in Zbaraż under the Russian occupation; her feeling they should leave Poland prior to the German invasion; her refusal to register herself and her child with the Germans; the first Aktion in Zbaraż when her husband was taken and shot outside of town; being beaten by the Germans; her attempts to save herself, her child, and her mother; her mother's refusal to hide and eventual deportation; evading round-ups several times; hiding herself and her daughter with the aid of a Polish woman in a small town near Zolochiv, where she saw Jewish slave laborers working in coal mines; teaching her daughter that she was a Catholic and suppressing any knowledge of Yiddish so the child would not inadvertently give them away; being helped by nuns in a nearby convent; hiding in other places when she had to leave that town; liberation by the Russians; her second marriage; and emigration to Israel. Mrs. R. details many incidents of life in the ghetto and in hiding.
    R., Aliza.
    New York, N.Y. and New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
    Interview Date
    March 10, 1984 and June 9, 1984.
    Zbaraz︠h︡ (Ternopilʹsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Zbaraż (Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Lʹviv (Ukraine)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Zolochiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Aliza R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-256). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Howard, Emily, interviewer.
    Rosenfeld, Rena, interviewer.
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (1 hr., 58 min. and 2 hr., 54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Husband Death.
    Mass killings.

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