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Rachel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-139) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-139

Videotape testimony of Rachel G., who was born in Brussels in 1934. Mrs. G. speaks of the disruption of life by anti-Jewish legislation at the onset of the war. She vividly recalls the separation from her parents, who sent her to hide with a priest in a small town (and who themselves were reported to the Gestapo by their landlady); and being shuffled between convents until she finally was sent to a childless couple in Virton, Belgium, where she remained until the end of the war. She describes the reunion with her mother, who had spent three years in Auschwitz, and remembers the anger she felt toward her parents for having abandoned her. She relates her postwar return to her home and her mother's confrontation with the landlady; her mother's marriage to another Auschwitz survivor and the birth of their son; and her feelings about her Jewish identity after having been raised for several years as a Catholic.

Author/Creator
G., Rachel, 1934-1987.
Published
Palm Beach, Fla. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 5, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rachel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-139). 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/616912
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