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Solomon G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-229) interviewed by Harvey Ruben,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-229

Videotape testimony of Solomon G., who was born in Nowogrodek, Poland, near the Russian border, in 1920. He describes family and community life before the war; life under Russian occupation; the establishment of German rule and the ensuing anti-Jewish legislation; round-ups and mass killings of Jews, including most of his family; and his confinement to a ghetto in his city. Mr. G. recalls the liquidation of the ghetto, during which most of the inhabitants were deported, and those remaining, including himself and his sister, were interned in two concentration camps established in the city. He relates life in the camp; the murder of his sister; and his escape from the camp. He speaks of hiding in the woods; being taken in by a Russian farmer; joining the partisans led by Bielski, where he remained until he was liberated by the Russians; and returning to Nowogrodek in 1944, when he was drafted into the Russian army. Mr. G. recounts his release from the army in 1945; leaving Russian-occupied Poland for Łódź, where he briefly joined a kibbutz; and his illegal escape to West Germany. Mr. G. also speaks of his experience in refugee camps in Austria and Italy; living in Rome from 1947 to 1949; and his emigration to the United States, where he later met his wife.

G., Solomon, 1920-
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
Interview Date
December 23, 1983.
Navahrudak (Belarus)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Solomon G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-229). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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