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Dina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-264) interviewed by Linda Marshak

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-264

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.

Author/Creator
G., Dina, 1921-
Published
Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
Interview Date
June 29, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293357
Record last modified: 2014-05-07 11:24:00
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