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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.
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.