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Livia G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-660) interviewed by Elaine Shepp,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-660

Videotape testimony of Livia G., who was born in Forro-Encs, Hungary in 1931. She recalls her family's move to Hejocsaba in 1941; her father's draft into a Hungarian forced labor battalion in 1942; his return in 1943; German occupation in 1944; transfer to the Diósgyőr ghetto with her family; her father's and brother's transfer to a labor camp; deportation to Auschwitz with her mother in June; receiving extra food from a cousin; their transfer to Bergen-Belsen in October; forced labor at an airplane factory; her mother sharing food with her; evacuation by train in April 1945; liberation from a death march in May; and ending up in Terezín. Mrs. G. describes their journey to Miskolc in June; reunion with her father and brother; attending school while her parents rebuilt their farm; her brother's emigration to Palestine in October 1947; antisemitic incidents; marriage in 1954; her son's birth in 1955; and emigrating to the United States with her family in 1957. She discusses sharing her experiences with her children.

G., Livia, 1931-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
February 2, 1986.
Hejocsaba (Hungary)
Miskolc (Hungary)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Livia G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-660). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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