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Barbara G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-409) interviewed by Florabel Kinsler and Ora Band

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-409

Videotape testimony of Barbara G., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1924. She describes her happy childhood; attending a private Jewish school; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; her brother fleeing to Soviet territory; traveling to Częstochowa via Warsaw in December 1939; ghettoization; learning from her mother's letter about her grandparents' deaths from starvation in the Łódź ghetto; losing contact with her parents in May 1942; deportations from the Częstochowa ghetto; her marriage; forced labor in a factory; public executions; the small ghetto's liquidation; transfer with her husband to a camp; her husband sharing soup with her and arranging for her to work at a factory lab; having an abortion in June 1944; her husband obtaining medicine for her from members of the Polish underground in exchange for bullets from the factory; hiding with her husband during the camp's evacuation on January 15, 1945; and liberation by Soviet troops on January 17, 1945. Mrs. G. recounts returning to Łódź; reunion with her brother; living with her husband in Landsberg displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in 1949. She discusses sharing her Holocaust experiences with her children.

Author/Creator
G., Barbara, 1924-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
Interview Date
March 5, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Barbara G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-409). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1098952
Record last modified: 2013-11-08 15:40:00
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