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Geza B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2878) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2878

Videotape testimony of Geza B., who was born in Vrbas, Serbia in 1912. He describes his religious family; their move to Senta when he was fifteen; antisemitic harassment by other children; moving to Zagreb; membership in Betar; being drafted; serving in Zagreb and Karlovac; German invasion of Yugoslavia; anti-Jewish measures; fleeing to Split in the Italian zone; internment by the Italians in Vallegrande (now Vela Luka) Island, then Lopud Island; marriage in Dubrovnik; his son's birth on Lopud; transfer to Rab concentration camp with his wife and son; Italian capitulation; disappearance of the guards; fleeing by boat to Vis Island with assistance from Yugoslav partisans; his second son's birth; their boat journey to Bari; emigrating to the United States in July 1944; incarceration in Fort Ontario refugee camp; losing his faith upon learning of the deaths of his parents, brother, sister-in-law, and their child; his wife's death; and difficulty raising his children and with subsequent marriages. Mr. B. discusses reluctantly sharing his experiences with his children.

Author/Creator
B., Geza, 1912-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
June 9, 1994.
Locale
Yugoslavia
Serbia
Vrbas (Serbia)
Senta (Serbia)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Karlovac (Karlovac, Croatia)
Split (Croatia)
Vela Luka (Croatia)
Lopud Island (Croatia)
Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Vis Island (Croatia)
Bari (Italy)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Geza B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2878). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289074
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:25:00
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