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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.
Locale
Austria
Boskovice (Czech Republic)
Vienna (Austria)
Česká Lípa (Czech Republic)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Palestine
Africa, North
Dunkerque (France)
London (England)
England
Egypt
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.