George W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3043) interviewed by Robert Krell
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
- Interview Date
- August 24, 1983.
- 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.
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.