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Ruth G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2052) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2052

Videotape testimony of Ruth G., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1923. She recalls her close and large, extended family; an affluent home; attending school in Sosnowiec; Zionist activities; German invasion; forced relocation; a German who opened a factory in order to help Jews; separation from her parents during a round-up; securing her parents' release; ghettoization; separation from her brother during a round-up (he later perished); her release; round-up and separation from her parents; hiding in a bunker with her sister during the ghetto's liquidation; surrendering fearing they would perish; deportation to Birkenau; separation from her sister; working in a munitions factory; saving her sister from selection; transfer to Auschwitz; surgery on her gangrenous leg; evacuation with her sister to Ravensbrück, Malchow, then Leipzig; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. G. relates traveling to Będzin; futile efforts to find her family; marriage in Langenbielau (Bielawa); illegally traveling to Germany with Beriḥah; and emigrating to the United States in 1950. She shows photographs.

G., Ruth, 1923-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
June 10, 1992 and July 20, 1992.
Będzin (Poland)
Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
Bielawa (Wałbrzych, Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ruth G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2052). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.