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Gusta S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1762) interviewed by Devorah Mann,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1762

Videotape testimony of Gusta S., who was born in Kamʹi︡︠anka Buzʹka, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1926. She recalls her affluent, Orthodox family; antisemitic posters; eight-day German occupation in September 1939; Soviet occupation; confiscation of her father's business; attending Russian school; German invasion in June 1941; forced labor; her father bribing Germans; his arrest; learning he was killed; deportations; relatives disappearing; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; their denouncement and deportation on October 28, 1942; jumping from the train; walking to a cousin's house in Rava-Russkai︡︠a; reunion with her sister and brother-in-law who had also escaped; traveling to ZH︡︠ovkva, then the Busʹk ghetto; hiding during round-ups; escaping with her sister and brother-in-law; assistance from a German civilian; being hidden by a non-Jew; hiding in a forest after the town was burned; liberation by Soviet troops in July 1944; returning home; living in Rome and Bologna; and emigration to the United States in 1947. She discusses sharing her experiences with her children; continuing to assist her rescuers; and her inability to truly describe her experiences. She shows photographs and memorabilia.

S., Gusta, 1926-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
January 16, 1991.
Kamʹi︡︠anka Buzʹka
Kam'i︠a︡nka Buzʹka (Ukraine)
Rava-Rusʹka (Ukraine)
Z︠H︡ovkva (Ukraine)
Rome (Italy)
Bologna (Italy)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gusta S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1762). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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