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Paul G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3100) interviewed by Jean Gerber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3100

Videotape testimony of Paul G., who was born in Boskovice, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1912. He recounts his family's move to Vienna when he was six months old; his parents' divorce; moving to Czechoslovakia in 1922; apprenticeship in Česká Lípa; joining his mother in Vienna in 1934; joining Haganah; losing his business after the Anschluss; moving to Prague in March 1938; illegally emigrating to Palestine through Betar; joining the Irgun; enlisting in the British army in 1939; serving in France; fleeing from Dunkerque to England; marriage in London; serving in Egypt in 1941, then in North Africa and Lebanon; reunion with his wife in London in October 1943; joining the Czech army; landing in Normandy; joining his unit in Germany; and returning to Czechoslovakia after his discharge in 1945. Mr. G. recounts learning only one step-sister survived; fleeing to Vienna with his family in 1949; traveling to London; and emigrating to Canada. He discusses a recent trip to the Czech Republic and Austria, and shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
G., Paul, 1912-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1990
Interview Date
July 10, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Paul G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3100). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.