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Harry G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3071) interviewed by Sandy Hayden

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3071

Videotape testimony of Harry G., who was born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia in 1932. He recalls his family's strong Czech patriotism (his father was a decorated veteran); expulsion from school in 1939; attending Jewish school; deportation to Theresienstadt, via Prague, with his mother and younger sister in spring 1942; living in a children's block; attending school; working in the gardens; maintaining contact with his mother and sister; participating in a musical production during a Red Cross visit; liberation by Soviet troops; transfer to Prostějov with his sister; and learning of his mother's death (she had been deported to Bergen-Belsen). Mr. G. recounts living in a Prague orphanage; having to relearn moral standards outside of a concentration camp; and emigrating to Canada. He discusses his sense of being protected in Theresienstadt (he was removed from transports twice), and sharing his experiences with his children.

Author/Creator
G., Harry, 1932-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
September 12, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3071). 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/4290306
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:29:00
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