Judith G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1879) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Helen Katz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
- Interview Date
- September 10, 1992.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Judith G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1879). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Judith G., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1932. She recalls her parents' emphasis on music and theater; anti-Semitic incidents in school; Soviet occupation; German invasion; ghettoization in 1941; protection from deportation due to her father's job as an engineer; attending ghetto schools; cultural events; hiding in bunkers during aktions; hearing of mass killings at Ponary; constant fear of death; and futile efforts to hide during the fall of 1943. Mrs. G. describes separation from her father and brother; transport to Kaiserwald with her mother and aunt; accompanying her mother to work at AEG to avoid child round-ups; transport after six months to Stutthof; transfer with her mother and aunt to the Toruń AEG plant in October 1944; a death march in April; the guards' disappearance; hiding in a basement in Bydgoszcz; liberation; moving to Łódź due to anti-Semitic incidents; reunion with her brother; and emigration to the United States. She tells of postwar nightmares; shows a ring her father made in the ghetto; displays her art with Holocaust themes; and sings ghetto songs. Mrs. G. emphasizes family relationships throughout her testimony.