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Vera G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-878) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro and Elsa Roth

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-878

Videotape testimony of Vera G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1929. She describes her childhood in an affluent family; German invasion in 1944; closure of the Jewish school; being spat upon the first time she wore the yellow star; having to move to a building designated for Jews only; all people over seventeen being taken away, leaving her in charge of many children; help from a non-Jewish woman; her father and sister returning; her father placing her sisters in different hiding places; moving to the ghetto with her father; his continuing search for her mother; obtaining Swiss passports; escaping from the ghetto to a Swiss "safe" house; learning her mother had died; hiding in another Swiss-protected building; both sisters joining them; heavy bombardment; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. G. recalls marriage at age nineteen; moving to Vienna; living in Salzburg; the births of her children; returning to Vienna; pervasive antisemitism; divorce; and emigration to the United States. She discusses the importance of her belief in God and close relationships with her sisters and children.

Author/Creator
G., Vera, 1929-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation
Interview Date
October 13, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Vera G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-878). 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/4282609
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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