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Joseph G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2614) interviewed by Charles E. Hoffhaus and Warren H. Robinson,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2614

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    Videotape testimony of Joseph G., who was born in Warka, Poland in 1918, one of seven children. He recounts living in Beijków, then Białobrzegi; his father's work as a cobbler; attending barber school; sharing tips with his family; moving to Warsaw; ghettoization; marriage; escaping to the Białobrzegi ghetto (he never saw his wife again); working as a barber for the Germans; he and two brothers being chosen as skilled workers during a round-up (his remaining family perished); deportation to Skarżysko; convincing a German not to separate him from his brothers; slave labor in a munitions factory; cutting the hair of a German's wife; he and his brother pulling their other brother from a truck of those selected for death; separation from his brothers when they were transferred to Buchenwald; his transfer to Częstochowa; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Białobrzegi seeking relatives; hearing antisemitic remarks; learning his brothers were in Buchenwald; their reunion; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; marriage; and emigration to the United States with his wife and child four years later. Mr. G. notes he is sharing his story so his children and grandchildren can learn about it.
    G., Joseph, 1918-
    Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
    Interview Date
    June 22, 1994.
    Białobrzegi (Radom)
    Warka (Poland)
    Białobrzegi (Radom, Poland)
    Biejków (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Joseph G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2614). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hoffhaus, Charles E., interviewer.
    Robinson, Warren H., interviewer.
    Associated material: Abe G. Holocaust testimony [brother] (HVT-2754), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (53 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Wife Death.

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