Zlata G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1492) interviewed by Elanore L. Lampner and Anita Auerhan
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- March 4, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Zlata G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1492). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Zlata G., who was born in Kostopol, Poland in 1921. She recalls the German invasion in September 1939; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; fleeing with her brother upon the advice of retreating Soviet soldiers; finding her sister at the Soviet border; traveling to Voronezh where they had a cousin; two months later traveling east by freight train to escape the advancing German army; her sister and brother-in-law leaving the train in Kzyl-Orda due to their son's illness; living with her brother in Samarqand; extreme deprivation; a typhus epidemic; her brother-in-law finding them so they could provide additional food for his child; returning to Kzyl-Orda with help from a Polish friend; avoiding round-ups for forced labor; her brother's arrest; and his release by a Jewish officer. Mrs. G. tells of fleeing to Germany; marriage in a displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in 1948. She details many hardships and arduous conditions during the war.