Gladys H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1183) interviewed by Daniel Gover and Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- November 10, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Gladys H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1183). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Gladys H., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1924. She recalls German invasion in September 1939; immediate anti-Jewish violence; expulsion from their home; ghettoization; forced labor in a shoe factory; deportation with her parents and younger sister to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from her father (she never saw him again); selection with her mother and sister for transfer to Bremen; slave labor clearing Allied bombing debris; her sister's serious illness; escaping briefly to obtain medication for her; assistance from a local pharmacist; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; her sister's death two weeks later; and emigration to the United States in 1952. Ms. H. notes that in the worst circumstances, she never lost her belief in God, and her good fortune in remaining with her mother, who lived to age eighty-two.