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Chanah G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3255) interviewed by Roni Stauber and Ilana Stauber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3255

Videotape testimony of Chanah G., who was born in Cluj, Romania in 1926. She recounts her father's death when she was an infant; being sent to a foster family in a village when she was two; returning to Cluj to learn a trade from her sister; engagement in spring 1944; German invasion in March; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz with her fiancé, his brother, her sisters, and mother; separation from her fiancé (she never saw him again); contemplating suicide, but not wanting to do so in front of her mother and sisters; their transfer to Hainichen in October; improved conditions; slave labor; transfer to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Cluj; marriage; living in Austria; her daughter's birth; emigration to Israel; divorce; and subsequent marriages. Ms. G. discusses nightmares and insomnia resulting from her experiences; living for her children and grandchildren; difficulty discussing her memories and more difficulty living with them; being one of the only families from Cluj to survive (her mother, two sisters and brother also survived); and other random reflections.

Author/Creator
G., Chanah, 1926-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
1991.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Chanah G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3255). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297304
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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