Dina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-264) interviewed by Linda Marshak
- Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
- Interview Date
- June 29, 1982.
- 2 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Dina G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-264). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dina G., who was born in Zolochiv, Poland in 1921, one of four children. She recalls her family's Zionism; Soviet occupation in 1939; her older brother's draft into the Soviet military (she never saw him again); German invasion; a mass killing of Jews; round-up with her mother, sister-in-law, and infant nephew (her father and brother hid); a soldier brutally killing her nephew; removal from the deportation train by a German solider; returning home; forced labor in a nearby camp; meeting her future husband there; bringing her father and brother food; ghettoization; a mass killing which included her brother and father (she found their clothes while working); her fiancé's relatives bribing a peasant to take them out of the camp and hide them in a hole in their barn; liberation by Soviet troops thirteen months later; visiting the mass grave where her father and brother were killed (body parts were evident); marriage; traveling to Łódź; her daughter's birth; traveling through Czechoslovakia to Deggendorf displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in June 1946 to join her father's siblings. Mrs. G. discusses fears and nightmares resulting from her experiences; being the sole survivor of her family; and sharing her story with her children.