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Israel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1340) interviewed by Ellie Fier and Ellen Nusgart

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1340

Videotape testimony of Israel G., who was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1928. He recalls childhood in an observant home; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; fleeing with his family to Latvia; witnessing many killings in Daugavpils; returning to Kovno; observing blood-stained streets resulting from pogroms; ghettoization; frequent brutal killings and beatings; and deportation with his family in 1943 to Stutthof. He recounts parting from his mother; transport with his father and brother to Dachau; arduous work constructing cement bunkers; reassignment tending the soldiers' quarters; sharing extra food with his father and brother; the death march in April 1945 from which they were liberated; meeting General Eisenhower in Feldafing; marriage in 1953; emigration to the United States with his parents; and later sponsoring his brother. Mr. G. conveys many specific details of incidents in the ghetto and camps.

Author/Creator
G., Israel, 1928-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
May 18, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Israel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1340). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.