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Gita L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-130) interviewed by Michael Moskowitz and Dori Laub,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-130

Videotape testimony of Gita L., who was born in Vilna in 1893. Mrs. L. recalls the outbreak of World War I after her graduation from gymnasium; her training and years of work as a nurse in refugee camps; studying at the University of Leningrad; and her emigration to Vienna to marry her fiancé. She tells of her political activity in Vienna; antisemitism; Kristallnacht in Sassnitz, when her husband was beaten by a mob and interrogated, and she was imprisoned with him (but released after a short time); her husband's escape with the help of a Nazi soldier; their emigration to the United States; and the lasting effects of her experiences.

L., Gita, 1893-
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
Interview Date
August 1, 1981.
Soviet Union
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Vienna (Austria)
Sassnitz (Germany)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gita L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-130). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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