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Georges J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2653) interviewed by Dorit Welt,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2653

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    Videotape testimony of Georges J., who was born in 1927. He recalls growing up among extended family in Oradea, Romania; Hungarian occupation; little impact on his family from anti-Jewish laws; German invasion in March 1944; ghettoization; deportation with his family to Birkenau in May; selection for labor with his father (he never saw his mother and brother again); their transfer to Buchenwald, then a nearby camp; forced labor in a petrol factory; sharing extra potatoes with other prisoners; their return to Buchenwald; separation from his father (he never saw him again); posing as a Russian during the evacuation of Jewish prisoners; liberation by United States troops; the shock of the Americans at the prisoners' physical state; two months' recuperation; and emigration to an OSE home in Ecouis. Mr J. discusses the humiliation he suffered; the lasting psychological effects of his experience; relations between national groups in the camps; and the cruelty of German civilians.
    J., Georges, 1927-
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
    Interview Date
    June 4, 1992.
    Oradea (Romania)
    Ecouis (France)
    Cite As
    Georges J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2653). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Welt, Dorit, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 8 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Postwar effects.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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