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Marcelo G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3157) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3157

Videotape testimony of Marcelo G., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1913. He recalls living in Praga; learning to be a furrier at age fifteen; military service from 1935-1937; marriage in 1938; German invasion; service on the eastern front; capture by Germans; escaping home; anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization in fall 1940; traveling in 1941 to Siedlce to arrange food shipments to the Warsaw ghetto; helping to organize tree planting in the ghetto; exemption from deportation due to his job in a fur factory; observing the deportation of Janusz Korczak and his orphans; his parents' and siblings' deportations; obtaining false papers for himself and his wife from non-Jewish friends; leaving when exposure was threatened; living with a friend who was in the underground (AK); maintaining contacts with the ghetto; confirmation of his "worst fears" from a Treblinka escapee; observing the ghetto uprising in 1943; posing as a non-Jew to join the AK to exact revenge; placement in a Polish hospital; and fleeing Warsaw. Mr. G. notes the importance of luck to his survival.

Author/Creator
G., Marcelo, 1913-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
Interview Date
May 5, 1994.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marcelo G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3157). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.