Hilda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-718) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Debbie Weinberg
- 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.
- Cite As
- Hilda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-718). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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