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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-925

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    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.
    G., Zygmunt, 1911-
    San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
    Interview Date
    February 8, 1987.
    Soviet Union
    Lʹviv (Ukraine)
    Ural Mountains (Russia)
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Linz (Austria)
    Cite As
    Zygmunt G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-925). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rutman, Hedy, interviewer.
    Joskowitz, Geri, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar effects.

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