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Irene G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-123) interviewed by Dori Laub,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-123

Videotape testimony of Irene G., who was born in Warsaw. She describes Polish antisemitism and anti-Jewish legislation; the German occupation; the arrest and disappearance of her father; and the establishment of and life in the Warsaw ghetto. She relates being smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto into Lʹvov; her move to Brody, and her departure from there upon its ghettoization; living as a non-Jew with her mother, first in Przemyśl, then in a nearby town; and her sustaining hope that her small cousin would survive. Mrs. G. also tells of her liberation by the Russians; her postwar return home and discovery that all her relatives, including her cousin, had perished; her feelings about her emigration and life in the United States; and the continuing fears which stem from her wartime experiences.

G., Irene.
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
Interview Date
August 1, 1981.
Warsaw (Poland)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Brody (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Przemyśl (Poland)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Irene G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-123). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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