Ruth G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-806) interviewed by Irving Gadol and Heidi Hample
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
- Interview Date
- April 26, 1986.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ruth G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-806). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.