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Larry G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4318) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz and Helen Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4318

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.

Author/Creator
G., Larry, 1928-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
Interview Date
July 12, 2004.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/6697010
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:32:00
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