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Pearl G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2909) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2909

Videotape testimony of Pearl G., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Ukraine) in 1916, the youngest of eight children. She recalls a pleasant childhood in an affluent, Orthodox family; membership in Hashomer Hatzair; marriage in 1938; Hungarian occupation in 1939; anti-Jewish measures; her husband's deportation in April 1942; German invasion in 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz in May 1944; separation from her parents and niece upon arrival; transfer to Stutthof with her sister, then to Szerokopaś; assignment as a group leader due to her German language skills; assistance from a German officer; the shooting of every tenth prisoner for no apparent reason; a death march; escaping with her sister and friends; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. G. describes traveling with her sister via Poland to Užhorod in April 1945; reunion with her brothers; learning her husband had been killed; remarriage in October; emigration to the United States in August 1946; and her daughter's birth in October.

Author/Creator
G., Pearl, 1916-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 12, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Pearl G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2909). 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/4289244
Record last modified: 2016-04-18 10:06:00
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