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Marlene G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-672) interviewed by Adele Goldberg,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-672

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    Videotape testimony of Marlene G. who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1927. She recalls her family's affluence; their orthodoxy; attending a private, Jewish school; pervasive antisemitism; German invasion; her father's arrest (she never saw him again); ghettoization; attending school until 1942; starvation; a Jewish policeman smuggling her younger brother out when he was rounded up in May; forced labor; sabotaging the work; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; separation from her brother; her mother's selection (she never saw her again); punishment after a prisoner revolt destroyed a crematorium; transport to Birnbäumel; always remaining with her friends; a death march to Gross-Rosen and Bergen-Belsen; and liberation by British troops. Ms. G. discusses the "eternity" of the deportation train to Auschwitz; barbecues reminding her of the smell of Auschwitz; losing hope only one time; her group always helping each other; losing her belief in God in the camps, but regaining it later; sorrow at liberation; nightmares; not sharing her story for thirty years; and feeling obligated to do so now.
    G., Marlene, 1927-
    Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1985
    Interview Date
    November 20, 1985.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    Marlene G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-672). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Goldberg, Adele, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 51 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Mutual aid.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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