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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-123

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    G., Irene.
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
    Interview Date
    August 1, 1981.
    Locale
    Poland
    Warsaw
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Lʹviv (Ukraine)
    Brody (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Przemyśl (Poland)
    Cite As
    Irene G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-123). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Notes
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.
    This videotape has a defective audio portion.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Jews Ukraine Lʹvov.
    Hiding.
    False papers.
    Jews Ukraine Lʹviv.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616955
    Record last modified:
    2018-03-06 14:10:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt616955

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