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Manuel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1451) interviewed by Samuel Kenner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1451

Videotape testimony of Manuel G., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1908. He recalls working as a master weaver; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; starvation; his arrest and trial for smuggling food; forced labor in Radogoszcz and Schieratz; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau; organizing a textile factory; arrival of family members in a transport from Łódź (his wife and children had already been killed) in September 1944; saving three of his sisters (the remainder of his family were killed); refusing to select prisoners for death resulting in a severe beating; a prisoner revolt; the death march to Oranienburg; transfer to Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, then Terezín; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. G. recounts returning to Łódź; reunion with his sisters; marriage; living in displaced persons camps; and emigrating to the United States. He details many atrocities in the ghetto and camps and discusses the impossibility of escape due to hostility from the local population.

G., Manuel, 1908-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
Interview Date
April 12, 1990.
Prague (Czech Republic)
Warsaw (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Manuel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1451). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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