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David G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2340) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2340

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    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.
    G., David, 1928-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    February 1, 1994.
    Łosice (Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    David G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2340). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Langer, Lawrence L., interviewer.
    Associated material: Jacob G. Holocaust testimony [father] (HVT-2346), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Associated material: Renee G. Holocaust testimony [sister] (HVT-5), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Related publication: The house of ashes / Oscar Pincus. -- Rev. ed. Schnectady, N.Y. : Union College Press, c1990.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 45 min.)

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Mass killings.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Zionist organizations.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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