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Abraham G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-676) interviewed by Syd Mandelbaum,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-676

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    Videotape testimony of Abraham G., who was born in Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ, Poland in 1915. He recalls attending a private Jewish school; his father's lumber business; Soviet occupation; moving to Lʹviv; German invasion; transport toward the Soviet Union; leaving the group in Brody; traveling to his uncle's home in Zolochiv; being caught in a round-up for a mass shooting; falling into the pit with the dead; crawling out at night; returning to his uncle's home; meeting his future wife; volunteering for a forced labor camp; convincing an Austrian guard to take him to his future wife's home where money was hidden; bribing the head of the camp to take him to the camp where his future wife was; his uncle arranging their escape and hiding with a non-Jew; hiding with his uncle under a barn floor; liberation by Soviet troops eleven months later; marriage; briefly returning home; learning no other relatives had survived; moving to Kraków; his daughter's birth; moving to Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States; and his son's birth. He discusses losing his religious beliefs during the mass killing; difficulty imagining his experience really happened; and sharing his story with his children and grandchildren when they were old enough.
    G., Abraham, 1915-
    Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1985
    Interview Date
    October 29, 1985.
    Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
    Lʹviv (Ukraine)
    Brody (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Zolochiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Cite As
    Abraham G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-676). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Mandelbaum, Syd, interviewer.
    Associated material: Dina G. Holocaust testimony [wife] (HVT-264), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    Soviet occupation.

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