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Sherry G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2908) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2908

Videotape testimony of Sherry G., who was born in Utena, Lithuania in 1926. She recounts her father's emigration to the United States six months after her birth (he planned to bring her and her mother later); her mother's death when she was three and a half; living with her maternal aunt in Kaunas; being smuggled to Pastavy (then Poland) to live with her paternal family; attending school; active participation in Hashomer Hatzair; close relations with her young cousins; being smuggled back to Kaunas when her father sent for her in 1938 or 1939; traveling through Germany with her aunt's friend; fearfully observing German police from the train; departure for the United Sates from Cherbourg; attending school; and a wonderful relationship with her stepmother. Ms. G. discusses cultural and family life prior to the war; the deaths of her family in Pastavy in a mass killing; reunion with her aunt from Kaunas after the war (her husband and child had been killed); and a recent trip to Lithuania and Belarus with her children. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Sherry, 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
February 3, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sherry G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2908). 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/4289242
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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