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Tibor G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2882) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2882

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Tibor G., who was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1923. He recalls his family's strong Hungarian identity; attending public and Jewish schools; anti-Jewish laws beginning in 1938, which precluded his university attendance; apprenticing to an upholsterer; German occupation in March 1944; confiscation of the family business; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in April; receiving a letter and package from his mother; a guard agreeing to accompany five of them to Budapest in December; entering what they thought was a safe house; deportation to Bergen-Belsen the next day; encountering his uncle, aunt, and five children which gave him hope his parents and sister had survived; rampant disease, beatings, frequent appells, and public hangings; selection for a transport; his relatives helping him to walk; Allied bombings; arrival at Theresienstadt; hospitalization; assistance from a prisoner doctor; liberation; return to Budapest with Red Cross assistance; his father bringing him back to Debrecen; learning thirty-five relatives had perished including his mother and sister; and leaving Hungary during the 1956 uprising. Mr. G. discusses the preoccupation with food in camps; the importance to his survival of hoping to see his mother; and wondering why he survived. He shows the letter from his mother.
    Author/Creator
    G., Tibor, 1923-
    Published
    Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 13, 1992.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Debrecen (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Tibor G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2882). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Langer, Lawrence L., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 46 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289085
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
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