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Renee G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-976) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Dori Laub,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-976

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    Overview

    Summary
    A follow-up, directed videotape testimony of Renee G., whose first testimony was recorded in 1980. Mrs. G. notes her previous testimony was the first time she opened up about her experiences; now wanting to tell everything rather than censor herself because time is running out; memories returning as she writes her memoir; her younger brother's fury when she was hidden; dreaming of specific incidents; and her memories differing from her older cousin (he hid with them). She recounts specific childhood memories which are very sensory; not being told much after ghettoization; now needing open spaces, resulting from sixteen months of hiding underground in a confined, crowded space; her sense she is younger now than when she was liberated; speaking of her experience in the third person right after liberation; current dreams of being lost; a 1980 visit to Poland which allowed her to "go on" with her life; the importance to her of being part of a Jewish community after liberation; constant fear due to antisemitic violence; murder of a Pole who helped them in hiding; moving to Łódź for protection; wanting to spare her children from her fear; and her awe that she actually lived through her experiences.
    Author/Creator
    G., Renee, 1932-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
    Interview Date
    March 12, 1988.
    Cite As
    Renee G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-976). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Langer, Lawrence L., interviewer.
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Notes
    Due to the fact that this testimony contains significant dialogue between the witness and the interviewers, two versions were produced at the time of the taping. One version has the camera focused solely on the witness; the second has two cameras alternating between the witness and the interviewers. The interviewers' questions are based on their study of the original testimony as well as a discussion of the witness's memories of the first testimony, its impact on her life, and general issues concerning memory and language.
    Associated material: Renee G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-5), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Associated material: David G. Holocaust testimony [brother] (HVT-2340), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Associated material: Jacob G. Holocaust testimony [father] (HVT-2346), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    5 copies: 2 3/4 in. masters; 2 3/4 in. dubs; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Postwar effects.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282778
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
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