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Nat G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1378) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Ruth Harris

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1378

Videotape testimony of Nat G., who was born in Pabiance, Poland in 1922. He recounts German invasion in 1939; fleeing to Łódź; returning home; expropriation of his father's factory; working there; ghettoization in 1940; his father's appointment to the Judenrat; liquidation of the ghetto in 1942; selection with his family to remain behind to clean the empty ghetto; transfer to Łódź ghetto; forced factory labor; their deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in 1944; separation from his mother and sisters; seeing victims of medical experiments; separation from his brother and father after volunteering for transfer and being sent to Braunschwieg; slave labor in a factory; assistance from a civilian engineer; a death march, then train transfer to Ravensbrück; cannibalism; liberation with a small group by the Swedish Red Cross; transport by train; Germans redirecting the train to Wöbbelin; cannibalism; liberation by United States troops; choosing not to kill a German when given the opportunity; traveling to Bergen-Belsen, then Feldafing displaced persons camps; reunion with his brother; learning of his parents and sisters' deaths; contact from an uncle in the United States; and emigration with his brother to the U.S. in June 1949. Mr. G. notes marrying a woman in Brazil in 1969; sharing his experiences with his daughter; and publicly speaking about his experiences.

Author/Creator
G., Nat, 1922-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
May 22, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nat G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1378). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.