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Fanka G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3104) interviewed by Robert Krell,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3104

Videotape testimony of Fanka G., who was born in Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy prior to World War I. She recalls fleeing the war to Vienna in 1914; marriage in 1923; moving to Zolochiv for her husband's medical practice; her son's birth; fleeing with her husband, mother, and son to Zalishchyky when the Soviets invaded; Soviet occupation; returning home; going alone to a spa in Morshin; German invasion; retrieving her son from Stryĭ via Kalush; traveling with him to Lʹviv; eventually returning home; being hidden by her husband's non-Jewish assistant during round-ups; receiving food from her husband's non-Jewish patients; contacts with the underground through a friend; receiving false papers from the underground; hiding in Warsaw, Milanówek, and on a farm near Germany from November 1942 on; arrests, escapes and near arrests; evacuation to Łowicz as Soviets approached; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Praga; leaving Poland after the Kielce pogrom (her husband treated some victims); living in Paris for three years; emigration to Canada; and her husband re-establishing his career with assistance from HIAS. Ms. G. discusses her nightmares; unwanted, pervasive memories; gratitude to the Poles who saved them; and many memories she has not talked about.

G. Fanka.
Vancouver B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
April 20, 1983.
Vienna (Austria)
Zolochiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Zalishchyky (Ukraine)
Kalush (Ukraine)
Stryĭ (Ukraine)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Milanówek (Poland)
Łowicz (Poland)
Morshyn (Ukraine)
Praga (Warsaw, Poland)
Paris (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fanka G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3104). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.