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Carolyn G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-665) interviewed by Adele Anolik

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-665

Videotape testimony of Carolyn G., who was born in Szydłowiec, Poland in 1926. She recalls attending public school for six years; anti-Semitic vandalism before the war; deportation with her sister and brother in 1942; her sister's selection for gassing; her brother's death from typhus; her severe depression resulting in her selection from which she was saved through the intervention of a co-worker; temporarily improved conditions for a Red Cross inspection; frequent beatings; transport to Bergen-Belsen in 1944, then to Türkheim; the death march to Dachau; Hitler Jugend members shooting inmates; and liberation by American troops the following day. Mrs. G. describes living in the Feldafing displaced persons camp; reunion with a cousin (the only other survivor from her town); marriage in 1948 to another survivor; emigration to the United States in 1949; and her continuing sense of always being alone.

Author/Creator
G., Carolyn, 1926-
Published
Des Moines, Iowa : Des Moines Holocaust Survivors Project, 1985
Interview Date
November 25, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Carolyn G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-665). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.