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Ruth G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-806) interviewed by Irving Gadol and Heidi Hample,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-806

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    Videotape testimony of Ruth G., who was born in Katowice, Germany (presently Poland) in 1909. She recounts moving to Bytom in 1921; working in her father's insurance business; his death in 1930; managing her mother's candy store; marriage in 1936; anti-Jewish restrictions; moving to Brzeg; her son's birth in 1938; her mother joining her in Brzeg; her son's illness; bringing him to the Jewish hospital in Wrocław; his recovery; Kristallnacht; having to sweep the street; her husband fleeing with her brother; their incarceration in a concentration camp; her brother's release and emigration to England; her husband's release because they had a United States visa; meeting him in Berlin; emigration to the United States via Belgium in September 1939; assistance from HIAS; and unsuccessful attempts to obtain a visa for her mother. Ms. G. notes the deaths of most of her relatives in the Holocaust; having a child in 1938 was "absolutely crazy", but not regretting it now; and her husband's death in 1968.
    G., Ruth, 1909-
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
    Interview Date
    April 26, 1986.
    Katowice (Poland)
    Bytom (Poland)
    Brzeg (Województwo Opolskie, Poland)
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Ruth G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-806). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hample Heidi, interviewer.
    Gadol, Irving, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

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