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Jorge G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4486) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof, Susan Millen, and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4486

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    Videotape testimony of Jorge G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1931, an only child. He recalls many relatives playing the violin, including his parents; studying violin with his uncle from an early age; attending a Jewish gymnasium; his preoccupation with playing and performing music; German invasion in March 1944; food shortages; ghettoization; his father's appointment as ghetto pharmacist and his as a messenger; the ubiquitous presence of the Arrow Cross, who abused and killed Jews; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to their apartment; attending music school beginning in 1948; marriage in 1956; escaping with his wife during the uprising; joining an uncle in Venezuela; his parents joining them; his career as a musician; emigration to the United States after his father's death; and his career as a musician. Mr. G. documents nine close relatives who were killed during the Holocaust; shows documents and photographs; and discusses not sharing his experiences with his children.
    G., Jorge, 1931-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2015
    Interview Date
    November 19 and December 8, 2015.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Jorge G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4486). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Barbara Hadley, interviewer.
    Millen, Susan, interviewer.
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and DVD.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (1 hr., 28 min. and 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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