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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.

H., Genia, 1927?-
Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
Interview Date
September 22, 1982.
4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Genia H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-271). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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