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Georgia G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-410) interviewed by Elaine Perlsweig

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-410

Videotape testimony of Georgia G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930, the only child of a prominent attorney. She recalls not realizing the danger of the war until the early 1940s when a cousin was drafted into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; being warned of the German invasion in March 1944 by a non-Jewish friend; anti-Jewish restrictions; non-Jewish friends supplying her family with food; her father's round-up (she never saw him again); obtaining false papers with assistance from a soldier; her mother's arrest; obtaining her release with assistance from a non-Jewish client of her father; arrest en route to get her mother; witnessing the torture, mutilation, and murder of Jews; and escaping. Ms. G. notes she and a cousin are the sole survivors of a large extended family; escaping three times; earning a graduate degree at U.C.L.A.; writing a book about her experiences, despite reliving painful memories in the process; and her belief that protest against human rights violations is the only remedy.

Author/Creator
G., Georgia , 1930-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
Interview Date
May 19, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Georgia G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-410). 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/4281732
Record last modified: 2014-02-20 10:59:00
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