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Dan G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1846) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1846

Videotape testimony of Dan G., who was born in Würzburg, Germany in 1928. He describes the family move to Munich in 1932; anti-Jewish laws; two older siblings' emigration to Yugoslavia and one to Palestine; loss of the family business in 1936; placement in a Jewish boarding school; his parents' deportation to Poland in 1938; his mother arranging for his illegal entry into Yugoslavia; living with his brother in Zagreb, then his sister in Subotica; learning his mother died in Łódź in December 1939; correspondence from his father until June 1941; Hungarian occupation; his brother-in-law's draft into a Hungarian labor battalion; German occupation in March 1944; ghettoization; transfer with his sister and her children to Bácsalmás; their deportation to Auschwitz in May; separation from them upon arrival; transfer to Dachau, then Mühldorf; building barracks in Waldlager in July 1944; transfer to an easier job in Mühldorf; liberation by United States troops from a train in Seeshaupt on April 30, 1945; recuperating in Feldafing displaced persons camp; returning to Subotica; studying in Belgrade; and emigration to Israel in 1948. Mr. G. discusses camp life; beatings from which he still bears scars; and attending a 1995 commemoration in Seeshaupt. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
G., Dan, 1928-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
Interview Date
January 27, 1997.
Locale
Serbia
Subotica (Subotica)
Germany
Würzburg (Germany)
Munich (Germany)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Israel
Belgrade (Serbia)
Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
Seeshaupt (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dan G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1846). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.