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Miriam G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2587) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2587

Videotape testimony of Miriam G., who was born in Fulda, Germany in 1906. She recalls her family emigrating to Antwerp in 1912; their comfortable, orthodox life; the large and cohesive Jewish community; participation in Zionist organizations; marriage in 1930; German invasion; fleeing to Paris; her husband's brief military service; moving to Bayonne, then Marseille; working as a dressmaker to support her family; living with her sister's family in one room; their lack of resources to purchase United States visas; obtaining false papers; moving to a suburb of Lyon; working for villagers in return for food; evacuation of children due to Allied bombings; placing her son with a family who was unaware he was Jewish (they never told their son he was Jewish); visiting him; returning to Paris after liberation; living in Enghien-les-Bains; food and utility shortages; her husband's employment with the United Nations; emigrating to the United States; caring for her husband, who died shortly thereafter; reaffirming her son's Jewish identity; and her remarriage. Mrs. G. notes that her parents survived in Belgium and discusses the importance of remembering the past and maintaining Jewish traditions.

Author/Creator
G., Miriam, 1906-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
May 25, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2587). 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/4288262
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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