Larry G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4318) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz and Helen Katz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
- Interview Date
- July 12, 2004.
- 3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Larry G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4318). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Larry G., who was born in Kozyany, Poland (presently Belarus) in 1928, one of five children. He recounts his father's tailor shop; cordial relations with non-Jews; attending Tarbut school, then Catholic school; Soviet invasion; collectivization of his father's store; German invasion; a mass killing; escaping a round-up with his family and others; hiding in an abandoned mill; escaping deeper into the forest when they were discovered; his older brother and sister joining the partisans; stealing food and supplies from farmers; standing guard; constructing bunkers; foraging for food; his bar mitzvah; one sister being killed while on patrol; arrival of Soviet troops; his brother's draft into the Soviet army; living with his uncle for six months; joining his parents in Vidzy; his brother's return after being wounded; traveling to Łódź, then Prague; living in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; attending school; assistance from HIAS to emigrate with his family to the United States to join relatives; draft into the United States army during the Korean War; and his career as a chef. Mr. G. discusses surviving seemingly impossible conditions in the woods; sharing his experiences with his children, and memories awaking him at night.