Pearl G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1049) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- September 17, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Pearl G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1049). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Pearl G., who was born in Okrouhlička, Czechoslovakia in 1924, one of seven children. She recalls her father's death in 1934; her oldest brother helping support them; their orthodoxy; Hungarian occupation; two brothers and her brother-in-law being drafted for slave labor (they never saw them again); expulsion from school; confiscation of their business; refusing to hide with her mother's non-Jewish friend, not wanting to leave her family; their deportation to the Ti︠a︡chiv ghetto; deportation four weeks later to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her mother, sister-in-law, and the children; remaining with her sister; encountering cousins from Romania; transfer with her sister and cousins to Unterlüss; slave labor in a munitions factory and construction; her cousins sharing extra food with them; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; corpses all over; liberation; hospitalization; her sister's death; transfer to Malmö, Sweden; two months in a hospital, six months in a sanitarium, and a year in a convalescent home; living with her cousins in Stockholm; learning in 1947 that two sisters and a brother had survived; emigrating in 1949 to join an uncle in the United States; visiting her siblings in Israel in 1955; marriage; and her son's birth in 1959. Ms. G. discusses continuing nightmares and sharing her story with her son when he was older.