Gina E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-119) interviewed by Dori Laub and Ron Taffel
- New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
- Interview Date
- August 2, 1981.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Gina E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-119). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Gina E., who was born in Grajewo, Poland in 1905. She describes her childhood during and after World War I in Białystok and Warsaw; her family's move to Berlin in 1928; and the institutionalized and legalized discrimination against Jews after 1933. She recounts the mandatory return of most of her family to Poland, including her brother, who was eventually deported to Auschwitz; her mother's hospitalization and eventual deportation; and the role of Berlin's Jewish communal organization in assisting the Nazis. Mrs. E. speaks of her forced labor in a factory; the entrance into her home of Jewish officials to take her for deportation; and her and her husband's lives in hiding between 1943 and 1945. She also recalls the changed behavior of Germans toward the end of the war; Russian activities during the liberation of Berlin; her emigration to the United States; and her visit to Berlin with her son in 1981.