Regina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1286) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Helen W. Silverman
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- November 13, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regina G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1286). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regina G., who was born in Drobin, Poland in 1925. She recalls antisemitism in public school; German invasion; immediate imposition of anti-Jewish measures; taking her father's place for forced labor; formation of a Judenrat; ghettoization; transfer to another ghetto; overcrowded conditions resulting in a typhus epidemic; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in November 1942; her sister's execution when another prisoner attempted escape; her own wish to die then; the pervasive stench of the crematorium; working in the hospital and Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); construction of two crematoria; blowing up of a crematorium; prisoners receiving boots from a man from her hometown; the death march to Ravensbrück; transfer to Malchow; liberation; living in Bayreuth; and emigration to the United States to join her father's family. Mrs. G. discusses surviving because of her hate and desire for revenge; psychological problems immediately after liberation; emotional difficulties which impacted her child rearing; and her sense of being alone and sad.