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Oral history interview with Lea Portnoy

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.197 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0197

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    Oral history interview with Lea Portnoy


    Interview Summary
    Lea Fuchs Portnoy, born in Rafalovka, Ukraine in 1918, discusses her family life; pre-war antisemitism; joining Jewish youth groups; the German entrance in 1941; life in the ghetto; escaping to the forest with her child; shelter given to her by Polish peasants; briefly joining the partisans in the forest; boarding various trains in the direction of Russia; spending time in Kiev, Ukraine; working in an army kitchen; and attempts to return to Rafalovka, Ukraine.
    Lea Portnoy
    interview:  1994 January 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Portnoy, Lea, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Lea Portnoy in Israel on January 18, 1994. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview on March 1, 1995, as an accretion to the original collection of Israel Documentation Project interviews received by transfer in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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