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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4486

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.

Author/Creator
G. Jorge, 1931-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2015
Interview Date
November 19 and December 8, 2015.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/12713170
Record last modified: 2016-11-08 12:38:00
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