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Monty G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2427) interviewed by David Herman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2427

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.

Author/Creator
G., Monty, 1926-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
September 17, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.