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Greta Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1402) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Helen Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1402

Videotape testimony of Greta Z., who was born in the Hague, Netherlands, in 1913. Mrs. Z. recalls the German occupation in 1940; imposition of anti-Semitic restrictions; round-up of her parents and brother in 1942 (they never returned); and deportation with her husband and two daughters to Westerbork in September 1943. She describes the family's transport to Bergen-Belsen in early 1944; daily routine in the camp, including her exemption from work because she was a woman with children; and visits by her husband (he was in a different barrack). She tells of the family's evacuation in April 1945; two weeks on a transport; liberation by the Russians at Shildau; taking over a private home there; repatriation via Leipzig to Holland in July 1945; and the family's emigration to the United States in 1953.

Author/Creator
Z., Greta, 1913-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
Interview Date
November 12, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Greta Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1402). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.