Simone G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2328)
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
- Interview Date
- March 25, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Simone G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2328). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Simone G., who was born in Włocławek, Poland in 1931. She recounts vague memories of her parents and older brother; going to live with an aunt in Paris in 1936 (she never saw her family again); German invasion; her uncle's draft into the French military; his return; her aunt arranging to send her to an orphanage; learning her uncle had been deported; living with a family in central France, posing as a non-Jew; reunion with her aunt and uncle after liberation; living in Septeuil; returning to Paris; their emigration to the United States in 1957; marriage; and her children's births. Mrs. G. discusses her constant fear during the war of being exposed as a Jew; the separation from her parents resulting in her being a perfectionist and always wanting to belong; and her difficult relationship with her aunt.