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Bella G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-181) interviewed by Mark Blechner and Emanuel Landau

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-181

Videotape testimony of Bella G., who was born in Vienna in 1920 and grew up in Czernowitz. She recalls her happy childhood; the German occupation of Austria in 1938 while she was studying in Vienna; and conditions at that time in Czernowitz, where she returned to be with her family. She tells of the Russian occupation of Czernowitz and her father's deportation to Siberia, where he later died. Married in 1941, Mrs. G. speaks of moving with her husband, a physician, to a small village in Bukovina across the Dniester River from Zaleszczyki. She recounts their unsuccessful attempt to flee Russia after the German occupation and explains in detail how she, with her husband, mother, brother and another doctor and his family were able to make their way back to Czernowitz. She explains that, by hiding during round-ups of Jews, she was able to avoid deportation and remain in Czernowitz until the end of the war. Mrs. G. also speaks of her postwar move to Bucharest, where her brother was a student; her reunion with her husband in Vienna, and the birth of their daughter; and their emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
G., Bella, 1920-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
June 11, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub, and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bella G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-181). 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/616804
Record last modified: 2015-03-18 17:03:00
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