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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.

Author/Creator
G., Malka, 1929-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
Interview Date
October 10, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1083405
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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