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George W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3043) interviewed by Robert Krell

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3043

Videotape testimony of George W., who was born in Tarnogród, Poland in 1921. He recounts moving to L'viv when he was two; his mother's death when he was six; attending commercial school; working in his father's dairy business; antisemitism; membership in Betar; seeing Vladimir Jabotinsky twice; working as a diamond setter; Russian occupation; German invasion in June 1941; seeing bodies of massacred Jews; deportation to a nearby camp; slave labor building roads; cruel German and Ukrainian guards; contracting typhoid; escaping after two years; briefly hiding with a Ukrainian family, then a Polish man, who knew where his father was hidden; hiding with his father for a year; liberation by Soviet troops; his father's unsuccessful attempt to reclaim his property; working for the Soviet Army; moving to Lublin; marriage to a survivor; living in Munich for three years; and emigrating to Canada. Mr. W. notes his survival was due to luck and discusses conveying his love of learning and tolerance for others to his children.

Author/Creator
W., George, 1921-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
August 24, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
George W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3043). 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/4290133
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:27:00
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