Gertrude K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1502) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 8, 1991.
- 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.
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.