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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1999

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)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Chana G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1999). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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