Gusta S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1762) interviewed by Devorah Mann
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 16, 1991.
- 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.
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.