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Lusia G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4267) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Susan Millen,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4267

Videotape testimony of Lusia G., who was born in Brody, Poland in 1922. She recounts attending public school; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; her father instructing her, her brother, sister, and her sister's fiancé to evacuate with the Soviet troops; transport to Kursk; working on a collective farm; her sister's marriage; her brother's and brother-in-law's military draft; moving to Saratov; food and clothing shortages; her brother-in-law's return; his earning extra food; the birth of her sister's daughter (she died two days later); moving to Poltava; her sister's departure to join her husband in Zamość; joining her six weeks later; a brief return to Brody; meeting her future husband; moving to Łódź; marriage; moving to Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; her son's birth; joining her sister in the United States in 1947; and learning her brother was living in Israel. Ms. G. discusses staying as close to home as they could while in the Soviet Union; a recurring nightmare related to the loss of her parents; and recently visiting Poland and Ukraine with her son. She shows photographs.

G., Lusia, 1926-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2003
Interview Date
December 10, 2003.
Zamość (Poland)
Brody (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Kursk (Russia)
Poltava (Ukraine)
Saratov (Russia)
Łódź (Poland)
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lusia G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4267). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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