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Judith G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1879) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Helen Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1879

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.

Author/Creator
G., Judith, 1932-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
September 10, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1053852
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