David G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2340) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- February 1, 1994.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- David G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2340). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of David G., who was born in Łosice, Poland in 1928. He recalls his family's relative wealth; increasing antisemitism; brief Soviet occupation; German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations and violence; his father's refusal to form a Judenrat; forced labor; ghettoization and resulting hunger, disease, beatings and random killings; people's disbelief in rumors of mass murders; hiding with his family and others during the ghetto's liquidation in August 1942; venturing out with his younger sister; their arrest and forced labor; his father bribing a Pole for their release; amd aid from non-Jews throughout. Mr. G. recounts the family hiding from November 1942 until July 1944 in a hole under a farmer's animal shed; their physical and psychological hardships; liberation by Soviet troops; finding his younger brother, who had been hidden elsewhere and could no longer speak; returning to Łosice; moving to Łódź in 1945 to escape antisemitism; Zionists assisting his escape to Austria, then Italy; and emigrating to the United States in 1948. Mr. G. provides extensive details and insights; notes continuing contacts with their rescuer's family; and his own strong interest in Holocaust studies.