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Zygmunt G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-925) interviewed by Hedy Rutman and Geri Joskowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-925

Videotape testimony of Zygmunt G., who was born in Lwów, Poland in 1911. He recounts hardships during World War I; attending Polish school; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation; draft into the Soviet military in 1941 (he never saw his family again); German invasion; fleeing toward Russia with other soldiers; incarceration in labor camps in the Urals; learning in 1945 that his entire family had been killed; being allowed to return to Wrocław, Poland in 1946; traveling illegally to Vienna to escape antisemitism; living in a displaced persons camp, then Linz; emigrating to the United States in 1950; and marriage a year later. Mr. G. discusses nightmares and depression resulting from his experiences; strong patriotic feelings for the United States; and forgetting more as he grows older.

Author/Creator
G., Zygmunt, 1911-
Published
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
Interview Date
February 8, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zygmunt G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-925). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282638
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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