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Livia G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2691) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2691

Videotape testimony of Livia G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1912. She recalls her affluent family; European vacations; celebrating religious holidays with extended family; attending schools in Austria and Switzerland; marriage in 1933; her daughter's birth in 1934; her parents' and brother's emigration to the United States in the late 1930s; increasing anti-Jewish restrictions; her husband's forced service in a Hungarian labor battalion between 1940 and 1942; confiscation of his business; renting rooms to Germans and Austrians; obtaining information about round-ups from her Austrian tenant; his advice that she obtain papers from the Swedish government, which would protect her and her daughter from deportation; deciding not to live in a Swedish safe house; hiding in a rural area with assistance from Hungarian friends; liberation by Soviet troops; performing household chores for the Soviets; returning to their apartment; recovering lost property; a visit from her brother who was in the United States military; receiving assistance from the United States Military Mission in Budapest in 1945; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. G. shows photographs and documents.

G., Livia, 1912-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
December 13, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Livia G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2691). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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