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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.
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289074
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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