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Hilda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-718) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Debbie Weinberg

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-718

Videotape testimony of Hilda G., who was born in Germany (presently Lithuania) and raised in Memel (presently Klaipėda). She recalls her father's early death; her brother's emigration to Palestine in 1939; German invasion; fleeing to relatives in Kaunas; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor with her sister at the airport; exchanging possessions with peasants for food; an older Wehrmacht soldier providing them with easier work and extra food; transfer to Stutthof with her mother and sister; transfer to a slave labor camp; separation from her sister (she never saw her again); her mother freezing to death on a death march; liberation by Soviet troops; a long hospital recuperation; communication from her brother through the Red Cross; traveling to Łódź, then Munich; reunion with an uncle; and emigration to the United States two years later. Ms. G. notes thirty-five close family members were killed during the Holocaust. She shows photographs

G., Hilda.
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
February 9, 1986.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Hilda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-718). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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