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Hilda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2482) interviewed by Alys Kremer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2482

Videotape testimony of Hilda G., who was born in 1925 in Berlin, Germany. She recalls moving to Amsterdam in 1928; German invasion in 1940; anti-Jewish restrictions; her brother hiding in Belgium; nurse's training in a children's center; helping the underground hide Jewish children; hiding to escape deportation; receiving a postcard her mother had thrown from a transport (she never saw her parents again); escaping with her brother via Maastricht to Brussels; posing as a non-Jewish nurse in the Ardennes, Gembloux, and Couvin; working for the resistance; her brother's arrest in 1944; moving with Patton's army and the Maquis to Namur and Brussels; and reunion with her brother. Mrs. G. describes entering Bergen-Belsen as part of a medical team; the massive clean-up and recovery; learning her friends Anne and Margot Frank perished there; the transition to a displaced persons camp; working with child survivors; renewed friendship with Otto Frank; marriage to a Swiss physician in 1947; being smuggled to Israel by the Haganah in 1948 to provide medical assistance in the war; returning to Switzerland; and emigration to the United States. She emphasizes the absence of discrimination in her prewar life and help received from many non-Jews during the war.

Author/Creator
G., Hilda, 1925-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
May 19, 1993.
Locale
Netherlands
Belgium
Germany
Berlin (Germany)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Brussels (Belgium)
Maastricht (Netherlands)
Ardennes
Gembloux (Belgium)
Namur (Belgium)
Couvin (Belgium)
Switzerland
Israel
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hilda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2482). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1100253
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:24:00
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