Agnes G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-872) interviewed by Elizabeth Jacob,
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.
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
- Interview Date
- June 2, 1991.
- 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.