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Regina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2518) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2518

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.

Author/Creator
G., Regina, 1935-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
February 15, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287761
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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