Georgette B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-985) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
- Interview Date
- May 10, 1988.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Georgette B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-985). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Georgette B., who was born in Paris, France in 1929. She tells of her parents' emigration from Poland in 1920; their Jewish, multilingual neighborhood; anti-Semitic incidents after the war began in 1939; her father's enlistment; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; her father's arrest; his incarceration outside of Paris; cessation of letters from him; fleeing to Montfermeil; hiding with a French family; leaving her youngest sister with this family when they escaped to unoccupied France; her mother's difficulty due to her artificial leg; living in Luchons, Bruges and Cette Eygun with false documents; and aid her mother provided to other escaping Jewish youngsters. She recalls her older sister's trip to get her younger sister; several escapes with help from non-Jews, including the mother superior of a convent; returning to Paris after the war; learning of her father's death in a labor camp; and emigration to the United States. Ms. B. discusses the traumatic effect of their war experiences; her family's losses; her French identity; admiration for her mother's strength; relations with her own children and their identities; her constant sadness; and her desire to convey these stories to future generations.