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Georges G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2663) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Berthe Burko-Falcman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2663

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    Videotape testimony of Georges G., who was born in Pau, France in 1940. He details his family's history in Russia and Latvia; early recollections of hiding with his sister with a non-Jewish family until 1942; his parents' visits; living with an uncle near his parents' hiding place; a non-Jewish child on the their street warning Jewish children their parents had been arrested, thus saving the children; his ever-present fear of Germans; French doctors fabricating medical certificates to save Jews from deportation; his panic upon seeing French soldiers after liberation; and his family's lifelong friendship with a French resistant who helped them and other Jewish families in Pau. He discusses his belief in Zionism (he lived in Israel for two years); insuring his daughter receives a Jewish education; his professional interest in psychic trauma resulting from his war experiences; and the increasing importance of his memories with the passage of time.
    G., Georges, 1940-
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
    Interview Date
    June 16, 1993.
    Pau (France)
    Cite As
    Georges G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2663). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Wieviorka, Annette, interviewer.
    Burko-Falcman, Berthe, 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., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.

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