- Videotape testimony of Haim G., a prominent Israeli poet, journalist, and filmmaker, who was born in Tel Aviv in 1923. He recounts his parents' emigration from Russia in 1919; their political activism and commitment to leftist, atheist beliefs; tensions due to political conflicts in Palestine; being sent as a child to live at Kibbutz Bet Alfa without his parents; active participation in Shomer ha-tsaʻir and another youth group; attending Kaduri; studying with Yitzhak Rabin and Yigal Allon; writing lyrics and poetry; joining the Haganah and Palmaḥ; writing songs; learning of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in 1942; listening to survivors in 1944, which greatly impacted him; fighting against the British in 1946; being sent to Hungary by the Palmaḥ in 1947 to smuggle survivors for illegal emigration to Palestine; organizing groups in Prague, Karlovy Vary, and Košice; writing about the Eichmann trial; and Yitzhak Zuckerman asking him to make films about the Holocaust. Mr. G. discusses his understanding of the Holocaust influencing his poetry; believing those living in Palestine did not do enough - even though it would have been only a gesture - to save Jews; his own Jewish/Israeli identity; and continuing contacts with Rabin.
- G., Haim, 1923-
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- December 6, 1996.
Bet Alfa (Israel)
Tel Aviv (Israel)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
- Cite As
- Haim G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1352). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
- Other Authors/Editors
- Harshav, Benjamin, interviewer.
Hartman, Geoffrey H., interviewer.
This testimony is in Hebrew.
Related publication: "ha-Sefer ha-Meshugaʻ" / Hayim Guri. -- Tel Aviv : ʻAm ʻoved, 
Pirhe-esh : shirim / Hayim Guri. -- Merhavyah : Sifriyat po`alim, 
La cage de verre (journal du procès Eichmann) / Haïm Gouri; Traduit de l'hébreu par Raphaël Cidor. -- Paris, Éditions A. Michel, [1963, c1964]
The Eighty-first blow / Gouri, Haim,; Ehrlich, Jacquot. ; Bergman, David. -- Bet lohame ha-getaʻot (Lohame ha-Getaʻot, Israel). ; Ergo Media, Inc., c1987.
Flames in the ashes / Gouri, Haim,; Ehrlich, Jacquot. -- Bet lohame ha-getaʻot (Lohame ha-Getaʻot, Israel) ; Teuda Films. ; Ergo Media Inc., 1987, c1986.