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Tova G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2629) interviewed by Helen W. Silverman and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2629

Videotape testimony of Tova G., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1929. She recounts German invasion in September 1939; anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization in 1940; forced labor in order to obtain rations; continuing their Shabbat observance; breaking her leg; her mother's death; deportations in 1942, including relatives; hiding, with help from an aunt, to avoid deportation; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944 with her father and siblings; separation from her family; a beating by a Kapo; transfer to Kiel six weeks later; slave labor in a factory; aid from an Italian POW; transfer to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops; living in an orphanage in Manchester, England for two years; and emigration to Palestine in 1947. Mrs. G. discusses difficulty adjusting to normal life and persistent feelings of loss and pain.

G., Tova, 1929-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
May 17, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Tova G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2629). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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