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Martin G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-703)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-703

Videotape testimony of Martin G., who was born in Nowe Miasto, Poland. He describes working in the family bakery; belonging to Hashomer Hatzair and Betar; German invasion; his grandfather's shooting because he did not obey orders (he was deaf); anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization; social services provided by the Judenrat; his mother's death; transfer with his father and brothers to Płońsk in 1942; separation from his father upon arrival at Auschwitz; separation from his younger brother during a selection; forced labor in a gravel pit, then as a plumber cleaning sewer pipes; his older brother's transfer to a coal mine; an assignment destroying gas chambers before the death march in January 1945; evacuation by train to Dachau; cutting trees in Ampfing; the disappearance of German guards during a train evacuation in April 1945; and liberation by United States troops.

G., Martin.
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
March 2, 1986.
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie (Poland)
Płońsk (Poland)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Martin G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-703). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.