Genia H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-271) interviewed by Frances Ganz
- 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.
- Cite As
- Genia H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-271). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.