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Pola G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1944) interviewed by Gitta Fajerstein and Sondra Kraft

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1944

Videotape testimony of Pola G., who was born in Stopnica, Poland in 1926, one of five children. She recalls their traditional shtetl life; German invasion in 1939; ghettoization; transport with her sister and sister-in-law to Skarżysko-Kamienna in 1942; slave labor in a munitions factory; smuggling food with help from civilian workers; their transfer to Częstochowa in 1944, then to Ravensbrück, Burgau, and Dachau; being wounded during liberation by United States troops; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; marriage in 1945; moving to Brussels; her son's birth; emigration to Israel in January 1949; her other son's birth; and emigration to join her sister in the United States in 1959.

Author/Creator
G., Pola, 1926-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1994
Interview Date
December 4, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Pola G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1944). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.