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Bela G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-730) interviewed by Stephen Kepness and Mark Jacobs,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-730

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    Videotape testimony of Bela G., who was born in Radzyń Podlaski, Poland, one of four sisters. She recounts attending school; German invasion; ghettoization; forced factory labor; round-ups; hiding in a bunker for eight days; transfer to Miedzyrzec Podlaski ghetto; briefly returning to Radzyń with her family, then going back to Miedzyrzec; hiding with her father during a round-up (her mother was deported and killed); deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her father; sending bread to him through a friend; a privileged assignment to the Canada Kommando; sharing extra food with a friend; treatment by a dentist at the hospital; her cousin saving her from a selection; transfer to Maehrisch-Weisswasser; slave labor in a munitions factory; punishment for taking extra food; liberation by Soviet troops; many deaths resulting from overeating; traveling to Munich eight months later; reunion with her cousin; assistance from UNRRA; traveling illegally to Paris to join a cousin; working for ORT; marriage in 1947; the births of two children; and emigration to the United States in 1959. Ms. G. discusses guilt and anger resulting from being the only survivor of her immediate family; nightmares; and the impact of her experiences on her child rearing.
    G., Bela.
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
    Interview Date
    October 27, 1985.
    Międzyrzec Podlaski
    Radzyń Podlaski
    Radzyń Podlaski (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Bela G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-730). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kepness, Stephen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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