Regina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2518) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- February 15, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regina G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2518). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regina G., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1935. She recounts living above her parents grocery store; playing with her younger sister; German invasion in May 1940; having the yellow star on her clothing; her father leaving their home on German orders (she never saw him again); her mother moving them every night, then placing her and her sister in a Catholic orphanage; a few visits from her mother; placement in another orphanage, then in foster homes; transfer to an orphanage in Wezembeek; evacuation during fierce fighting; living in the cellar when Germans occupied the orphanage; liberation by Allied troops; remaining in Wezembeek until 1946; attending school; making friends with other Jewish children; reunion with her uncle; learning their parents would not return; emigrating to the United States in August 1946 to join an uncle and an aunt; living in several places; attending school; marriage; and sharing her experiences with her three children. Ms. G. attributes her emotional well-being to her close relationship with her sister.