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Mania G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-559)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-559

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    Videotape testimony of Mania G., who was born in Strzemieszyce Wielkie, Poland in 1927 to a family of eight children. She recalls German invasion; ghettoization in 1942; forced labor digging ditches; her mother and youngest brother escaping from the ghetto (they did not survive); the ghetto's liquidation in 1943; separation from her father and brothers when she was deported to Ottmuth; forced labor in a munitions factory; sharing bread with her friend; working with her at an ammunition factory in Ludwigsdorf from the end of 1944 onward; rescuing her from selection in February 1945; disappearance of guards on May 10, 1945; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. G. describes reunion with her brother in Ludwigsdorf; traveling to a town near Reichenbach with her brother and friend; learning that her father and three siblings had survived; reunion with them in Feldafing; her father's death in 1950; emigrating to the United States in 1951; marriage in 1952; and her daughter's birth in 1954. She discusses the importance of being with her friend to her survival and continuing negative effects of her "bad memories."
    G., Mania, 1927-
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1985
    Interview Date
    May 19, 1985.
    Strzemieszyce Wielkie
    Strzemieszyce Wielkie (Poland)
    Cite As
    Mania G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-559). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 8 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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