Chanah G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3255) interviewed by Roni Stauber and Ilana Stauber
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- 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.
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.