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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-139

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    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.
    G., Rachel, 1934-1987.
    Palm Beach, Fla. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    March 5, 1980.
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Virton (Belgium)
    Louvain (Belgium)
    Mons (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Rachel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-139). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (42 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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