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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-448

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    Summary
    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 Bli┼╝yn; 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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Hrodna (Belarus)
    Munich (Germany)
    Belarus
    Hrodna
    Cite As
    Zelda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-448). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Samuel, Olga, interviewer.
    Portney, Charles, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 10 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Zionist organizations.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1100272
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
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