Monty G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2427) interviewed by David Herman
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- September 17, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Monty G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2427). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Monty G., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1926, one of three brothers. He recalls his family's poverty; attending a Jewish school and cheder; German invasion in September 1939; his bar mitzvah the next week; forced labor clearing snow; deportation of his mother and younger brother; ghettoization; escaping to a forest; capture by Poles; deportation to Blechhammer; slave labor; a severe beating; isolating himself due to his mistrust of others; a French prisoner obtaining a better job for him; hearing prayers of others on Rosh ha-Shannah and Yom Kippur; receiving a package from his father; a four-week death march to Gross-Rosen; fighting for food among the large number of national prisoner groups; Jews receiving the worst treatment; transfer to Buchenwald; assignment to a children's barrack; improved conditions; train transport to Theresienstadt; being placed on a car with the dead; others moving him when they realized he was alive; waking in a hospital in Theresienstadt; transfer with other children to Prague, then to Windermere, England; a two-year recuperation from tuberculosis; marriage in 1952; and the births of his children.