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Henny G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1774) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Michael Alpert,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1774

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Henny G., who was born in Vilna, Poland. She recalls the musical focus and talents of her parents, brother and sister; attending the music conservatory; antagonism from non-Jews when she sang Christian songs; family celebrations of Jewish holidays; Polish youth beating Jewish children; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; maintaining cultural life in the ghetto; performing in a musical production composed by her brother; overcrowding; obtaining work permits to avoid deportation; her father's arrest and death; performing with orchestras in Stutthof and Dachau; liberation; performing with an orchestra in F├╝rstenfeldbruck, Landsberg and other displaced persons camps; singing at the Zionist congress in Munich; performing with Leonard Bernstein; and singing at Nuremberg during the war crime trials. Mrs. G. shows many photographs throughout the testimony.
    Author/Creator
    G., Henny.
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    1990.
    Locale
    Lithuania
    Vilnius
    Poland
    Vilna (Poland)
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Munich (Germany)
    Nuremberg (Germany)
    Cite As
    Henny G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1774). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum-Dobkin, Toby, interviewer.
    Alpert, Michael, interviewer.
    Notes
    Related material : Henny G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2601), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284132
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
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