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Gilda Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3030) interviewed by Nina Taus and George Strick

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3030

Videotape testimony of Gilda Z., who was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in approximately 1916. She recounts her mother's death when she was a baby; her father's remarriage; moving to Ciechocinek; joyous holiday celebrations; living briefly with relatives in Łódź; German invasion; fleeing with her brother to Soviet territory; seeing her future husband in Brest; exile to a work camp in the Archangelʹskai︠a︡ region of Siberia; imprisonment after a failed escape attempt; traveling with her brother to Tashkent; encountering her future husband again; forced labor; marriage; her son's birth in Kirgiziya; her brother's enlistment in the military; a letter from him saying no Jews were alive in Poland; her daughter's birth; traveling to Szczecin in 1945; smuggling themselves to Berlin; reunion with a sister and brother; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in 1951.

Author/Creator
Z., Gilda, 1916?-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1992
Interview Date
December 29, 1992.
Locale
Soviet Union
Poland
Piotrków Trybunalski (Poland)
Ciechocinek (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
Brest (Belarus)
Siberia (Russia)
Archangelʹskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (R.S.F.S.R.)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Kirgiziya (Kazakhstan)
Szczecin (Poland)
Berlin (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gilda Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3030). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.