Hilda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1367) interviewed by Ann Gadol, Debbie Weinberg, Debbie McFadden and Sarah Mendel
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986 and 1987
- Interview Date
- February 9, 1986 and September 19, 1987.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hilda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1367). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hilda G., who was born in Kutuzovo, Germany (presently Russia) and raised in Memel (presently Klaipėda). She recalls her father's early death; her brother's emigration to Palestine in 1939; German invasion; fleeing to relatives in Kaunas; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor with her sister at the airport; exchanging possessions with peasants for food; an older Wehrmacht soldier providing them with easier work and extra food; transfer with her mother and sister to Stutthof; transfer to a slave labor camp; separation from her sister (she never saw her again); her mother freezing to death on a death march; encountering a cousin; liberation by Soviet troops; a long hospital recuperation; communication from her brother through the Red Cross; traveling to Łódź, then Munich; reunion with an uncle; and emigration to the United States two years later. Ms. G. discusses nightmares resulting from her experiences; reluctance to share her experiences with her daughter, then doing so through her testimony; visiting her uncle in Germany; and thirty-five close family members who were killed in the Holocaust. She shows photographs.