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Genia H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-271) interviewed by Frances Ganz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-271

Videotape testimony of Genia H., who was born in Łódź, Poland in approximately 1927 to a wealthy family of six children. She recalls their orthodoxy; her father, mother, and three younger siblings fleeing German invasion (she never saw them again); remaining with a sister and brother to safeguard the family money; ghettoization; slave labor in a factory; her brother burying their uncle and grandfather after they died; her older sister giving birth; hiding during selections for deportation; the ghetto liquidation in 1944; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her brother (he did not survive); transfer eight days later with her sister to a slave labor camp in Bremerhaven; clearing bombing rubble; marching to Bergen-Belsen in early April 1945; corpses everywhere; no food or water; liberation by British troops; hospitalization; transfer with her sister to Sweden; illegal emigration to Palestine; incarceration on Cyprus; marriage in Israel; moving to Germany for medical care for her daughter; and emigration to the United States. Ms. H. discusses continuing physical problems resulting from her experiences and sharing her story with her children, despite the pain of doing so.

Author/Creator
H., Genia, 1927?-
Published
Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
Interview Date
September 22, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Genia H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-271). 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/4293371
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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