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Dina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3527) interviewed by Erin Soriano

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3527

Videotape testimony of Dina G., who was born in Odesa, Ukraine in 1919. She recalls constant poverty and hardships due to "five year plans"; the focus on education; all religions being forbidden; completing four of five years of medical school when Germany invaded in June 1941; fleeing east; strafing by German planes; living in Rastov for two months; traveling with her parents to the Chinese border; receiving a temporary diploma so she could practice medicine; military mobilization; training in Moscow; participating in the battle of Stalingrad; working as a front line surgeon; meeting her future husband in Berlin; realizing, after the war, that almost all the Jews were gone; her daughter's birth; her husband's death from war wounds; living with her parents in Odesa; pervasive antisemitism; emigrating to Canada after her daughter's education was completed in 1977; and participating in Jewish organizations and study groups. Dr. G. shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Dina, 1919-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1995
Interview Date
October 24, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dina G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3527). 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/4298205
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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