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George G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2053) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2053

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    Videotape testimony of George G., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1924. He recalls his close, extended family; celebrating Jewish holidays; speaking Polish at home; participating in a Zionist youth group; attending gymnasium; German invasion; traveling with his father to Warsaw; returning to Będzin alone (he never saw his father again); joining Betar; his sister's marriage; Rosh ha-Shanah services in an orphanage (the synagogue had been burned); deportation to a labor camp in Germany in 1941 (he never saw his mother or sister again); transfer to Gross Masselwitz in December, to Klettendorf in November 1942, then to Langenbielau; slave labor in all the camps; transfer to (Sportschule) Reichenbach in December 1944; digging anti-tank trenches; abandonment by the SS; living in Bialawa (Langenbielau); returning to Będzin (it was a cemetery to him); learning no family had survived; a brief stay in Katowice; marriage in Bielawa; moving to a displaced persons camp in Salzburg, then to Tirschenreuth and Stuttgart; emigrating to the United States in 1950 with assistance from the Joint and HIAS; and his successful business career. Mr. G. discusses the role of Jewish and non-Jewish supervisors in the camps and his wish that his parents could have seen his success.
    G., George, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    June 10, 1992.
    Będzin (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Katowice (Poland)
    Bielawa (Wałbrzych, Poland)
    Tirschenreuth (Germany)
    Stuttgart (Germany)
    Cite As
    George G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2053). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Zionist organizations.
    Postwar experiences.

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