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Genia T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-25) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-25

Videotape testimony of Genia T., who is from Chrzanów, Poland. She speaks of her life under German occupation, working as a forced laborer making buttons. She recounts the round-up, while she was away at work, of her husband, father, and siblings for deportation from the Chrzanów ghetto. Only her husband survived. Mrs. T. describes her transfer to a slave labor camp in Bernsdorf, Czechoslovakia, and details conditions there, where she remained as a worker in a mattress factory until her liberation by the Russians. She also mentions her return home after the war; her reunion with her husband; and their emigration to the United States. Other topics include reflections on attempts to remain religiously observant during the Holocaust; the lasting effects of her experiences; the importance of her children; and the failure of the United States to intervene on behalf of the victims of the Holocaust.

Author/Creator
T., Genia.
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
February 16, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Genia T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-25). 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/616778
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:31:00
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