Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Rabbi Baruch G. Edited Testimony (HVT-8050)

A survivor from Mława, Poland tells of his childhood and youth. Recollections of the joyous Passovers of his childhood call to mind his feelings of loneliness at his son's Bar Mitzvah, at which there was no one present from his side of the family, since all had perished in the Holocaust. Rabbi G. chronicles the breakdown and destruction of his closely knit extended family and his own personal deterioration as he experienced the degradations of numerous concentration and slave labor camps. He describes the process of his recovery and relates his insights into its limitations, which are poignantly revealed as he speaks of his relationship with his son.

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