Jorge G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4486) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof, Susan Millen, and Barbara Hadley Katz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2015
- Interview Date
- November 19 and December 8, 2015.
- 3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and DVD.
- Cite As
- Jorge G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4486). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.