Miriam G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2587) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Pam Goodman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 25, 1993.
- 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.
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.