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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.

G., Agnes, 1930-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
Interview Date
June 2, 1991.
Budapest (Hungary)
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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