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Gertrude K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1502) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Sara Moss Herz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1502

Videotape testimony of Gertrude K., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, one of five children. She describes her close, observant family; the March 1938 German annexation of Austria; forced transfer to a Jewish section; round-ups; her family's employment in a soup kitchen; her emigration to Palestine through Hashomer Hatzair with her father's encouragement; writing to and receiving letters from her family; and learning of their emigration to Yugoslavia. Mrs. K. recalls being joined by one of her brothers; life with other children on a kibbutz; joining her aunt's household in Haifa in 1945; meeting her husband, a deserter from the Polish army; learning of the deaths of her family; emigrating to Paris in 1946; assistance provided by the Joint; moving to Łódź, Poland in an attempt to receive back her husband's family property; activities in Poland to save Jewish orphans; and emigration to Israel in 1957, then the United States in 1959.

Author/Creator
K., Gertrude, 1923-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
May 8, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gertrude K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1502). 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/994991
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