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Krystyna G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3178) interviewed by Michel Sobelman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3178

Videotape testimony of Krystyna G., a Romani who was born in Szczurowa, Poland in 1938. She recalls cordial relations with Poles; on July 3, 1943, the mass killing of the men, then women and children including her parents and siblings; escaping with her grandmother while the Germans were taking a break; returning home; seeing her grandfather's corpse where he had been shot; traveling to Rzemienowice; posing as Poles; moving to Pawłowice; living a year and a half with a Pole who knew their identity; hiding two Jewish men who were shot after leaving; liberation by Soviet troops; moving to Jędrzejów, then returning to Szczurowa; attending elementary and vocational school; moving to Nowa Huta; and marriage to a Romani. Mrs. G. discusses her gratitude to her grandmother; maintaining Romani cultural life; her presidency of the Kraków Romani association; lack of unity among the Romanies; a monument to the murdered Romanies in Szczurowa; commemorative activities there and in Auschwitz/Birkenau; lack of compensation to Romani victims; and sharing her experiences with her grandchildren.

Author/Creator
G., Krystyna, 1938-
Published
Kraków, Poland: Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
May 13, 1995.
Language
Polish
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Krystyna G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3178). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290930
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 11:31:00
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