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Gina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4479) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4479

Videotape testimony of Gina S., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1921, one of two children. She recalls moving to Katowice; attending boarding schools in Vienna and Hannover, where she lived with her maternal grandparents for two years; her mother 's death; returning to Poland; staying with a friend in Kraków; German invasion; returning home a week later; learning her family had gone to Sosnowiec; joining them; working for the German administration in early 1940 since she spoke German; her brother travelling to Kraków to sell saccharin; notification of his death; colleagues selling official work documents; interrogation when they were discovered; deportation to a factory; slave labor in a clothing factory; transfer to Parschnitz; tension between Hungarian and Polish prisoners; a Czech civilian worker leaving them extra food in the factory; transfer to Auschwitz, then Feldafing; liberation; moving to Prague, then Regensburg; working for UNRRA; and emigration to join relatives in Buenos Aires.

Author/Creator
S., Gina, 1921-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1995
Interview Date
1995.
Language
Spanish
Copies
1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS dub.
Cite As
Gina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT̂̂̈̄-4479). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.