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Love During the Holocaust

George and Giselle Weiss - A Love Story

Language: English

George and Giselle Weiss are both child survivors and natives of Belgium. George describes when he first met Giselle after he returned to Belgium from his military service in the Israel. Giselle explains how her grandmother disapproved of their romance because George was not orthodox.  Two years later George and Giselle married in Belgium and then moved to the United States. February 13 was George and Giselle’s 59th wedding anniversary.

  • Ferdinand Tyroler

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    Hear Ferdinand Tyroler tell the story of how he and Edith Weiss, two teenagers who met in the Auschwitz III-Monowitz slave labor camp, fell in love under unimaginable circumstances. Ferdinand recalls how, in spite of fear and constant threat of death, he and Edith managed to find hope in each other, dreaming of their future together.

     

  • George and Giselle Weiss - A Love Story

    Language: English

    George and Giselle Weiss are both child survivors and natives of Belgium. George describes when he first met Giselle after he returned to Belgium from his military service in the Israel. Giselle explains how her grandmother disapproved of their romance because George was not orthodox.  Two years later George and Giselle married in Belgium and then moved to the United States. February 13 was George and Giselle’s 59th wedding anniversary.

  • "Concentration Camps" or "Labor Camps" were facilities in which people were incarcerated on the basis of their political and/or religious beliefs or ethnicity, usually without regard to due process.

  • This theme focuses on how the Nazis forced large numbers of Jews into restricted housing areas, often enforced with walls, fences, and/or guard towers. Movement in and out of the ghettos was strictly controlled and violation was punishable by death.

  • These testimony segments focus on physical concealment (as an individual or part of a family) to avoid ghettoization, incarceration, deporation, or other forms of persecution

  • These testimony segments focus on descriptions of home life, family events, religious observances, and education before the occurrence of genocide.

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