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Ted G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2064) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Bonnie Dwork

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2064

Videotape testimony of Ted G., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1919. He recalls growing up in Będzin; moving to Warsaw; German invasion; forced labor; a ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; being saved from deportation by a policeman (a non-Jewish friend); factory work outside the ghetto; smuggling food to relatives; his parents' and relatives deportations (he never saw them again); escaping from the ghetto with help from an aunt and a non-Jewish Pole; living with a family with underground connections; obtaining false papers; working as a German translator; meeting his future wife, also living as a non-Jew; joining Armia Krajowa; participating in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising; living in several places outside Warsaw; obtaining new papers; a chance meeting with his aunt in Kraków; visiting a cousin who worked for a German officer; moving several times; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; reunion with his fiancee in Lublin; living in Katowice and Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; working for UNRRA and the Jewish Agency for Palestine; and emigrating to the United States in 1949. Mr. G. discusses the importance of luck to his survival; continuing nightmares; and reluctance to share his experiences with his children.

Author/Creator
G., Ted, 1919-
Published
New York, N.Y. :bA Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 27, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ted G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2064). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.