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Zoltan G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-795) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Bonnie Dwork

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-795

Videotape testimony of Zoltan G., who was born in Nagykaroly, Hungary (presently Carei, Romania) in 1908. Mr. G. recalls his orthodox home as one of ten children; briefly attending Yeshiva; cordial relations between Christians and Jews; joining an older brother in Paris in 1922 to become an apprentice in the handbag industry; building a successful business employing over 1,000 people; marriage in 1936; his son's birth in 1937; and the birth of twins in 1940. He describes leaving Paris for Vichy France prior to German occupation in 1940; living in Toulouse and Grenoble; buying visas from the Portuguese consul one year later; traveling through Spain; staying two weeks in Havana, Cuba; arrival in New York; and deplorable conditions during the journey. Mr. G. recounts the fate of family members, many of whom perished; two brothers who hid in France; his parents' survival in Grenoble; their emigration to the United States in 1946; building a prosperous business; and his belief that his survival was due to luck.

Author/Creator
G., Zoltan, 1908-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
November 16, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zoltan G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-795). 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/1007885
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