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Suzy G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2598) interviewed by Gabriel Gorenstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2598

Videotape testimony of Suzy G., who was born in Paris, France. She recalls a close and large extended family; her father serving in the military; her mother's miscarriage during the German invasion in 1940; visiting her father in the hospital after he was wounded; remaining with her grandmother when her mother hid with a non-Jewish policeman; her mother's return; her father's discharge in Limoges; she and her mother joining him using false papers; protection by non-Jewish neighbors; being sent away to hide with non-Jews; being moved several times; visits from her mother; seeing the smoke after the burning of Oradour-sur-Glane; being moved to a convent in Guéret; becoming ill; hospitalization and surgery; her mother retrieving her; living with her parents and infant sister in Limoges; returning to Paris after liberation; her parents adopting a cousin whose parents were deported; encountering antisemitism; emigration to the United States; marriage; and the births of three children. Ms. G. discusses her sense of anxiety, panic, and isolation resulting from her experiences; not sharing them with her children until recently; and many relatives being killed in the Holocaust.

Author/Creator
G., Suzy.
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
May 23, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Suzy G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2598). 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/4288294
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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