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Philip G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-476) interviewed by Sara Weinberger

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-476

Videotape testimony of Philip G., who was born in approximately 1924. He recounts living in Kalisz; attending a Jewish school; an anti-Jewish boycott leading to his family's move to Łódź in 1938; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor; building a bunker; hiding his family during round-ups; his father's death from a beating by a German; burying him; his mother's capture; helping her escape; his sisters' and mother's deportations; volunteering to follow them; arrival at Auschwitz in 1944; transfer to Braunschweig six weeks later; slave labor in a truck factory; Allied bombings; transfer to an airplane factory eight months later, then to Ravensbrück; transfer elsewhere; receiving Red Cross and Joint packages; a train transport; liberation by United States troops; hospitalization in Ludwigslust; returning to Łódź; reunion with a cousin; traveling to Munich; living in Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; working for UNRRA; emigration to the United States; and marriage to a survivor in 1951. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Philip, 1924?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
August 27, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Philip G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-476). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.