Gita B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2225) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- November 12, 1992.
- 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.
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.