Zygmunt G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-925) interviewed by Hedy Rutman and Geri Joskowitz
- San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
- Interview Date
- February 8, 1987.
- 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.
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.