Harry G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3071) interviewed by Sandy Hayden
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
- Interview Date
- September 12, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Harry G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3071). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Harry G., who was born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia in 1932. He recalls his family's strong Czech patriotism (his father was a decorated veteran); expulsion from school in 1939; attending Jewish school; deportation to Theresienstadt, via Prague, with his mother and younger sister in spring 1942; living in a children's block; attending school; working in the gardens; maintaining contact with his mother and sister; participating in a musical production during a Red Cross visit; liberation by Soviet troops; transfer to Prostějov with his sister; and learning of his mother's death (she had been deported to Bergen-Belsen). Mr. G. recounts living in a Prague orphanage; having to relearn moral standards outside of a concentration camp; and emigrating to Canada. He discusses his sense of being protected in Theresienstadt (he was removed from transports twice), and sharing his experiences with his children.