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Marlies G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2176) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2176

Videotape testimony of Marlies G., who was born in Breslau, Germany in 1919. She recalls growing up in Katowice, where her father was the Brazilian consul; pro-Nazism in school; attending school in Montreux; living in England; pre-medical studies in Paris; returning to Katowice in 1939; German invasion; attending dental school in Danzig; registering as a Brazilian citizen; her father and brother's arrest; her arrest and release; living with a friend's family in Okarben; re-arrest; traveling in a prisoner train to Katowice with Jews and Romanies; friendly Wehrmacht guards; imprisonment en route; stopping in Auschwitz in January 1943 where all other prisoners were removed; imprisonment in Katowice; transfer to Vienna; vicious SS female guards; transfer to Liebenau; reunion with her mother; deportation of Polish Jews holding South American passports; transfer with her mother to Vittel, where her father and brother were imprisoned; receiving Red Cross food and medical supplies; liberation by United States troops in September 1944; transfer to La Bourboule; working as an interpreter for the United States military; emigrating to the United States in 1946 (her parents and brother went to Brazil); marriage and her subsequent life.

Author/Creator
G., Marlies, 1919-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
September 30, 1992.
Locale
Wrocław (Poland)
Germany
Katowice (Poland)
Montreux (Switzerland)
England
Paris (France)
Gdańsk (Poland)
Okarben (Germany)
Vienna (Austria)
La Bourboule (France)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marlies G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2176). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.