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Elaine G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-482) interviewed by Leatrice Rabinsky,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-482

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    Videotape testimony of Elaine G., who was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Poprad. She recounts a large extended family; holiday celebrations; participating in Makabi ha-tsaʻir; summers in Prešov; German invasion; expulsion from school in 1940; inclusion in a Hlinka guard round-up of older teenage girls in March 1942; transport to Auschwitz; slave labor building roads and in fields; receiving extra food from a friend's cousin; transfer to Birkenau; a privileged position in the hospital moving corpses (the privileges were receiving extra food, bathing, and not having to "stand appell"); seeing her father and grandmother; sharing food with an aunt, and later, moving her corpse, as well as her cousins'; reassignment cutting arriving prisoners' hair; public hanging of an escapee; a prisoner revolt in one crematorium; transfer to Hindenburg in 1944; a death march via Leipzig to Bergen-Belsen in early 1945; a woman giving birth en route; liberation by British troops in April; transfer to Celle; assistance from UNRRA; returning home in June 1946; marriage in November 1947; and emigration to Israel in 1949, then later to the United States due to her poor health. Ms. G. discusses numbness in the camps; disbelief that she survived such conditions; difficulty expressing her experience in words; attributing her survival to luck and faith in God; ill health due to her experiences; and sharing her story with her children and grandchildren.
    G., Elaine.
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
    Interview Date
    December 26, 1984.
    Poprad (Slovakia)
    Prešov (Slovakia)
    Celle (Germany)
    Cite As
    Elaine G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-482). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rabinsky, Leatrice, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 34 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Childbirth in concentration camps.

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