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Jules G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3954) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3954

Videotape testimony of Jules G., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1926, one of six brothers. He recounts attending cheder; German invasion; ghettoization; daily forced labor; obtaining permission from the Judenrat to work in a non-Jew's dairy outside the ghetto; escaping after being arrested; transfer to a camp outside Radom in 1942; observing the execution of two Jewish children; transfer to Kruszynia, then Pionki; slave labor in a munitions factory; a beating by Ukrainian guards; his cousin's capture and execution after escaping; transfer in 1944 to Birkenau, then Sosnowiec; a death march to Racibórz, Opava, train transfer to Mauthausen, then three days later to Gusen; liberation by United States troops in May 1945; hospitalization; reunion with his only surviving brother; traveling to Italy with the Jewish Brigade; living in a displaced persons camp; emigration to join relatives in the United States two years later; and marriage to an American woman. Mr. G. shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Jules, 1926-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1997
Interview Date
June 17, 1997.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jules G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3954). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.