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Zelda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-448) interviewed by Olga Samuel and Charles Portney

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-448

Videotape testimony of Zelda G., who was born in Grodno, Poland (presently Hrodna, Belarus) in 1924. She recalls involvement in a Zionist organization; the outbreak of war; Soviet occupation; German invasion; ghettoization; efforts to organize an underground; moving to her sister's home with her mother when the second ghetto was formed; the Judenrat and Zionist organization's efforts to protect people; joining her relatives in the first ghetto when the other was liquidated; hiding during the round-ups in January 1943 (she was separated from her family and never saw them again); transport to Treblinka; transfer with 100 women to Lublin via Majdanek; deportation of the children; a German doctor administering experimental drugs when she was ill; transfer to an ammunition factory in Bliżyn; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; the destruction of the crematoria; and liberation by British troops from Bergen-Belsen. Mrs. G. recounts traveling to Munich to join her cousin; marriage to him; living in a displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in September 1946.

Author/Creator
G., Zelda, 1924-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
Interview Date
March 6, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zelda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-448). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.