Alexander G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3274) interviewed by B.M. Zabarko and Izabela Davydovna Slucka
- Kharkiv, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 5, 1994.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alexander G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3274). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alexander G., who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1933. He recalls German invasion prior to entering first grade; his father's draft; an unsuccessful attempt to evacuate east with his mother, sister, and grandmother; ghettoization in a tractor factory; mass killings in Drobitsky Yar; escaping with his mother, sister, and grandmother, with assistance from a German guard; hiding with assistance from their non-Jewish neighbors; fleeing to Bilhorod with his mother and sister, with assistance from his cousin; his mother acquiring false papers; arrest with his mother in Borisovka; their transfer to a prison in Gayvoron, then to a labor camp near Borisovka; retreating with Soviet troops after a brief liberation; and returning to Kharkiv in 1944. Mr. G. describes reunion with his father, and his postwar experiences.