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Rabbi Baruch G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-295) interviewed by Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-295

Videotape testimony of Rabbi Baruch G., who was born in Mława, Poland, in 1923. He speaks of the rich, traditional life he enjoyed with his extended family, of which he is the sole survivor; prewar antisemitism in Poland, including anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Poles between 1933 and 1939; and the German occupation of Mława and the anti-Jewish legislation which followed. He also describes the ghettoization of Mława; daily life in the Mława ghetto; his family's transfer to Lubartów, where they were separated for the first time; and his eventual success in smuggling himself, and later his mother and brother, back to Mława. He relates the liquidation of the Mława ghetto; his deportation to Auschwitz during the summer of 1943, where he worked as a bricklayer until January, 1945; and his subsequent experiences in the camps of Buchenwald, Ohrdruf, and Crawinkel. He tells of the frequent death marches and transports which he was subjected to at the close of the war until, close to death, he awoke to find himself in a Russian-occupied hospital in Theresienstadt. Rabbi G. also discusses postwar problems of adjustment and reflects on the lasting psychological effects of his wartime experiences, particularly with regard to his relationship with his son.

Author/Creator
G., Baruch, 1923-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
Interview Date
September 6, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rabbi Baruch G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-295). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616722
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