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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2663

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.

Author/Creator
G., Georges, 1940-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
Interview Date
June 16, 1993.
Language
French
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288514
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:10:00
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