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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-264

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Zolochiv
    Zolochiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Poland
    Łódź (Poland)
    Czechoslovakia
    Cite As
    Dina G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-264). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Marshak, Linda, interviewer.
    Notes
    Related material: Abraham G. Holocaust testimony [husband] (HVT-676), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Hiding.
    Soviet occupation.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293357
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4293357

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