Israel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3648) interviewed by Taube Ruskin and Dina Altshuler
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- May 15, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Israel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3648). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Israel G., who was born in Khmelʹnik, Ukraine in 1930, the older of two brothers. He recounts relatives emigrating to the United States and Palestine, including a great-grandmother who returned in 1929 and lived with them; attending school in a nearby village; his father's military draft in 1939; an influx of Jewish refugees; his father's return in 1940; attending a camp in Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡; German invasion in 1941; fleeing to Kiev; returning home; his father's remobilization in July; anti-Jewish restrictions; a mass killing in August; hiding with his family during a mass killing on January 9, 1942; ghettoization; another mass killing later in January; hiding with Ukrainian friends every night; hiding during another mass killing by Hungarian soldiers on June 12, 1942 (his brother was killed); rejoining his mother in the ghetto; his mother obtaining "Ukrainian" papers; escaping with her and an uncle to the Zhmerynka ghetto in December or January; expulsion from the ghetto when his mother smuggled food; living in another Romanian occupied town; liberation by Soviet troops in March 1944; returning to Khmelʹnik; learning his father had perished; his mother's remarriage; graduation from aviation school in Kiev in 1954; working in Alma-Ata; marriage; his daughter's birth; working as an engineer in Lʹviv; and emigration to Israel in 1992.