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Malka G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1387) interviewed by Deborah Shelkan Remis and Natalie Lederman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1387

Videotape testimony of Malka G., who was born in Poland in 1929 and lived in Bʺedzin. She recalls fleeing the German invasion; returning to Będzin after a few days; burning of the synagogue; Jews from surrounding communities being assembled in Będzin for deportation; the Jewish Committee assigning her to forced labor; and transfer to Sosnowiec in 1942, then to a woolen goods factory in Grünberg. Mrs. G. recounts beatings, killings, selections and receiving food from non-Jews; a death march in January 1945 to Christianstadt, then Helmbrechts; Germans shooting those who attempted escape or those who could no longer walk; and liberation from the death march. She remembers recuperating in Czechoslovakia; traveling to Italy with the Jewish Brigade; and emigrating to Israel in 1948, then later to the United States. Mrs. G. describes an uncle who saved her brother and the deaths of her father and others.

G., Malka, 1929-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
Interview Date
October 10, 1989.
Będzin (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Malka G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1387). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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