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Annette G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-933) interviewed by Susan Millen and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-933

Videotape testimony of Annette G., who was born in Vilna, Poland, in 1937. She remembers glimpses from her life before the German occupation: her Christian governess; her mother's business; and the family's upstairs apartment. She recalls how her father rejected an offer by Polish friends to hide her and her twin brother; life in the ghetto; deportation of her father and older half-brother; and being smuggled with her nineteen year old half-sister to hide with a Christian family in 1943. She describes bewilderment at being alone in a rat-infested basement for eleven months; her half-sister's indifference to her; reunion with her mother after liberation; learning of her twin brother's deportation from the ghetto; escaping to West Germany with her mother and half-sister in 1946 to rejoin her father; living in a refugee camp in Heidenheim; emigrating to the United States in 1947; and the emotional and psychological difficulties she has confronted since. Ms. G.'s testimony is suffused with her sorrow at the hardships her mother endured and her own loss of identity when she was separated from her twin brother.

Author/Creator
G., Annette, 1937-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
May 29, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Annette G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-933). 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/972018
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