Georges G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2663) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Berthe Burko-Falcman
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 16, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Georges G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2663). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.