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Fiszel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3153) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3153

Videotape testimony of Fiszel G., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1918. He recalls starting work at age ten; German invasion; fleeing with his brother to Białystok; returning home; ghettoization; forced labor; deportations, including his parents and three sisters; constructing a bunker; obtaining weapons; the ghetto uprising; capture and deportation to Majdanek with his brother; separation from his brother (he never saw him again); public hangings; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau, then to Jaworzno; slave labor in a mine; obtaining extra food and sharing it with other prisoners; the death march in January 1945; being shot while escaping with others; walking to Soviet-occupied Częstochowa; hospitalization; returning to Warsaw; living in Praga; fleeing to Germany due to antisemitic violence; meeting his future wife in Munich; living in Regensburg displaced persons camp; marriage; illegal entry to Palestine; internment by the British; and traveling through Paris and São Paulo to Argentina in June 1947. Mr. G. discusses establishing his business and sharing his experiences with others. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Fiszel, 1918-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
Interview Date
July 1, 1994.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fiszel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3153). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.