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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.

Z., Gilda, 1916?-
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1992
Interview Date
December 29, 1992.
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.