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Leon G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4142) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4142

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.

Author/Creator
G., Leon, 1925-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1991
Interview Date
May 8, 2001.
Language
Spanish
Copies
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.