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Hanna G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-136) interviewed by Dori Laub

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-136

Videotape testimony of Hanna G., who was born in Łódź, Poland, in 1923. She speaks of her happy, religiously observant prewar life; the German occupation of Łódź; the ghettoization of Łódź; and life in the ghetto, including the deportation of children. She describes Ḥayim Rumkowski, head of the Judenrat of Łódź, whom she saw frequently. She also recounts her father's death from starvation in the ghetto; the ghetto's liquidation; and her deportation to Auschwitz in cattle cars. Separated from all family members except her younger sister, with whom she survived the war, Mrs. G. tells of the hellish environment and numerous selections at Auschwitz. Other topics discussed include her return to Łódź after the war; postwar effects such as nightmares, dreams and memories; antisemitism in the United States; her patriotism and gratitude toward the United States; and her children, who are a source of pride and comfort.

G., Hanna, 1923-
Hartford, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
May 12, 1982.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Hanna G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-136). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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