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Gita B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2225) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2225

Videotape testimony of Gita B., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1922, the youngest of seven children. She recalls her affluent childhood; attending gymnasium; participating in No'ar ha-Tsiyoni; her brothers' marriages; one sister attending school in Paris; her mother's death in 1938; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; confiscation of the family business; her father and three brothers moving to Warsaw, thinking it safer; ghettoization; living with one brother and sister; forced factory labor; avoiding round-ups due to her brother's factory management position; her sister disappearing during a street round-up; deportation in one of the last trains; separation from her brother; arrival in Ravensbrück; transfer with her brother's future wife to Wittenberg; slave labor in a factory; liberation by Soviet troops in April 1945; assisting her brother's girlfriend, who had been injured; returning to Łódź; reunion with her father, brothers, and sisters (one brother perished in the Warsaw ghetto uprising, and her father and two brothers survived by hiding with a non-Jew); moving to Munich; marriage; moving to Cham; and emigrating to the United States in 1949. Ms. B. discusses nightmares resulting from her experiences; reluctance for twenty years to share her experiences with her children; and raising happy children despite her background.

B., Gita, 1922-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
November 12, 1992.
Łódź (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
Cham (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gita B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2225). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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