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Renee G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2262) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Evelyn Umlas

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2262

Videotape testimony of Renee G., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1923. She recalls her happy youth; German invasion; ghettoization; hiding in bunkers; her parents' deportation to Treblinka in 1940; living with her brother and posing as his wife; hiding in a chimney during a round-up; her brother's arrest; joining the underground; arrest with her sister while hiding in a bunker following the Warsaw ghetto uprising; two days on the Umschlagplatz followed by deportation with her sister to Majdanek; slave labor and selections; transport to a HASAG ammunition factory, then to Leipzig at the end of 1944; the death march in April 1945; liberation by Soviet troops from a barn; and returning to Warsaw. Mrs. G. describes living with her sister in a town near Warsaw; her marriage in Wrocław; waiting with her husband in Ebensee to emigrate to Palestine; her son's birth in the Landsberg displaced persons camp; following her husband to Paris; and emigration to the United States in 1954.

Author/Creator
G., Renee, 1923-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
Interview Date
April 6, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Renee G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2262). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.