Leon G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4142) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1991
- Interview Date
- May 8, 2001.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Leon G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4142). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Leon G., who was born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland in 1925, the eldest of three children. He recounts Sabbath and Jewish holidays in a large, extended family; attending public school; antisemitic violence; his father's service in the Polish military; German invasion; his father's return three weeks later; confiscation of his company; a public hanging of randomly selected men (Poles and Jews); ghettoization; forced relocation to the Sosnowiec ghetto; non-Jews helping them hide in a bunker; discovery; separation from his father and youngest sister; transfer to Sosnowiec concentration camp; his other sister's deportation; separation from his mother; deportation to Auchwitz; slave labor in a Siemens factory; frequent public hangings; transfer in open coal cars to a Siemens factory near Berlin in January 1945; a death march to Buchenwald; liberation from a death march by United States troops; assistance from the Red Cross and transfer by them to Malmö, Sweden; hospitalization; learning through the Red Cross that his family were all killed; living in Lund; marriage to another survivor; and emigration to Argentina.