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Chana G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1999) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Faye Geiger,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1999

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    Videotape testimony of Chana G., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1917, one of eleven children. She recalls her family's affluence; German invasion; some of her brothers fleeing to the Soviet zone; ghettoization; forced labor sorting possessions of deportees; smuggling herself to Brzeziny with her mother; returning to the Łódź ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her mother (she never saw her again); transfer to Bad Kudowa; slave labor in a munitions factory; recurring dreams of her father; a beating which resulted in permanent deafness in one ear; receiving extra food from nearby Czech partisans; liberation; assistance from a local Czech woman; returning to Łódź; meeting her future husband; moving to Munich; reunion with her one surviving brother; marriage; emigration to the United States in 1947; and her daughter's birth. Mrs. G. notes her close relationship with her brother and shows photographs.
    G., Chana, 1917-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    November 17, 1991.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Brzeziny (Łódź, Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Chana G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1999). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tobin, Phyllis O. Ziman, interviewer.
    Geiger, Faye, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 9 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.

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