Manuel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1451) interviewed by Samuel Kenner
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
- Interview Date
- April 12, 1990.
- 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.
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.