Johnny G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2373) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 4, 1991.
- 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.
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.