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Johnny G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2373) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2373

Videotape testimony of Johnny G., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1926, the oldest of three children. He recalls his family's relative affluence; their orthodoxy; antisemitic harassment; his bar mitzvah at home in 1939; German occupation; ghettoization; forced factory labor; his brother's death from malnutrition, then his mother's a year later; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from his father and sister (he never saw them again); slave labor on a nearby farm; a death march, then train transport to Weimar; clearing bombing debris; transfer to Bissingen; slave labor in a mine; transfer to Dachau; liberation from an evacuation train by United States troops; living in Feldafing and Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; emigration to London; marriage; visiting relatives in the United States; and raising three daughters. Mr. G. discusses a postwar visit to Poland; several visits to Israel; and his continuing belief in God, despite not being religious.

Author/Creator
G., Johnny, 1926-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
January 4, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Johnny G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2373). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.