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Oral history interview with anonymous interviewee

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.144 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0144

The interviewee, born in 1926 in Belitsa, discusses studying in Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania) before the war; blending in while in Vilna due to her blonde hair; the happiness of being under Soviet control with the invasion; the stealing of property by Soviets; her marriage in 1940 and having a daughter; her husband being taken to the Russian Army; the Germans burning the town as they advanced in 1941; deciding to run to Zetl (Dziatlava, Belarus), a nearby town; the second action in Zetl; going to Dvorets (Dvarets); being in charge of a group of 25 women who had to build a railroad; managing to escape the labor camp and live in the houses and attics of various people; eventually entering the forest and meeting up with partisans; living in a camp near the partisans and having to find food by themselves; the tragic liberation and not knowing where to go or where to return living in Łódź, Poland, for a while and then ended up in the Wittenau displaced persons camp before immigrating to Palestine; her adaptation to life in Israel; and her feelings about the Holocaust and losing her family members.

interview:  1993 May 06
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:20
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