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Georgette S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2469) interviewed by Elizabeth Jacob,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2469

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    Videotape testimony of Georgette S., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1925. She recalls her father's service in World War I; their strong Hungarian, rather than Jewish, identity; attending a private German school; escalation of anti-Jewish laws from 1939 until 1943; German invasion in spring 1944; ghettoization; avoiding a round-up of young women because her mother claimed her German school certificate exempted her (the soldiers could not read German); their escape from the ghetto in October with assistance from non-Jewish friends; hiding with her parents in a room of their former villa with assistance from non-Jews who were renting a portion of the villa; eventually being joined by about ten other Jews including George Soros; near starvation; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. S. recounts marriage to an American; emigration to the United States in 1948; her parents' deportations as capitalists; and bringing her parents to the U.S. in 1956.
    S., Georgette, 1925-
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1994
    Interview Date
    March 6, 1994.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Georgette S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2469). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Jacob, Elizabeth, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.

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