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Agnes G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-872) interviewed by Elizabeth Jacob

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-872

Videotape testimony of Agnes G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. She recalls living with her mother (her parents were divorced); attending Hebrew, then public, school; the beating of Jews by Hungarian Nazis; German occupation; having to wear the star; her father's draft into a labor battalion (he perished); ghettoization; round-ups; her mother arranging to hide her with non-Jews; running away because she missed her mother; being sent to hide with her father's friends in a Swedish house; fear of raids; extreme hunger; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. G. recounts fleeing with her mother and brother; living with them in displaced persons camps in Austria; her emigration to the United States in 1947 on an orphan's visa; her mother's emigration in 1949; marriage; and the birth of her two sons. She notes her reluctance to discuss her experiences with her children or other survivors, and fears and loneliness resulting from the war.

Author/Creator
G., Agnes, 1930-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
Interview Date
June 2, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Agnes G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-872). 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/1109441
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