Pepa G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1032) interviewed by Frances Farben and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- March 26, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Pepa G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1032). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Pepa G., who was born in Buchach, Poland in 1924. She recalls Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; one brother being killed in 1941 (he volunteered for work to save the family); hiding in a basement during round-ups; going to another town to hide; her father being killed; returning to Buchach; her mother not returning when she went to find a better hiding place; separation from her brother; going to a Polish village where she knitted and crocheted for Polish families; their warnings of German raids; liberation in March 1944; returning to Buchach; staying with other Jews who had come out of hiding; German return; fleeing; Soviet liberation; returning to Buchach; traveling to Kraków, then Wrocław; reunion with one brother; meeting her future husband; living in displaced persons camps in Berlin and Munich; and emigration to the United States in March 1951. Ms. G. notes her survival was due to luck and fate; not sharing her experiences until recently; her daughter's interest; and her son not wanting to hear about her experiences.