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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2469

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.

Author/Creator
S., Georgette, 1925-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1994
Interview Date
March 6, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Georgette S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2469). 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/4287575
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:02:00
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