Marianne G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1449) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lawrence L. Langer
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 16, 1991.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marianne G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1449). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marianne G., who was born in Hagen, Germany, in 1924. Mrs. G. recalls her parents' hat and yardage business; ostracism by non-Jewish schoolmates and teachers; her parents' decision in 1936 to sell their business and move to Dordrecht, Holland; her grandmother's arrival from Germany; the loss of other relatives who remained; the 1940 German invasion; moving to Gorinchem when Jews were forbidden to live in coastal areas; and a warning from Dutch police that she and her sister go into hiding. She tells of a Dutch family, active in the resistance, which provided her family with food, fuel and assistance in hiding; the capture, torture and execution of a member of that family; being hidden in a succession of homes separately from her sister and parents; the betrayal and deportation of her parents to Westerbork, then Sobibor (where they were killed in 1943); posing as a Dutch "Indonesian" in an encounter with Germans; and liberation and reunion with her sister. She describes the confusion she and other Dutch Jews felt about Christianity and Judaism; emigration to the United States in 1949; and visits back to Gorinchem and Hagen.