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Nandor G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3586) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3586

Videotape testimony of Nandor G., who was born in Subotica, Yugoslavia in 1924. Mr. G. recounts attending cheder; leaving school due to Jewish quotas; training as a stone-cutter; working birefly in Budapest; Hungarian occupation in 1941; ghettoization; conscription into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; railroad work in Szeged; witnessing transports of Jews in cattle cars; a World War I war veteran in his group obtaining permission from the city Kommandant to remain as Soviet troops approached; liberation by the Soviets in September 1944; returning to Subotica; learning his family and almost all other Jews had been deported and killed; joining the partisans; battles with German troops; capture by SS and Ustaša troops; not identifying himself as a Jew with the complicity of his fellow prisoners; release in a prisoner exchange; serving as a machine gunner with the partisans; being severely wounded; hospitalization; moving to Belgrade after the war; and attending art school. Mr. G. discusses his experiences and personal losses as the inspiration for his art; winning competitions for memorial sculptures at Dachau and Mauthausen; and other monuments located throughout Serbia. The testimony was recorded in Mr. G.'s studio and his work is shown.

Author/Creator
G., Nandor, 1924-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
May 14, 1996.
Locale
Serbia
Subotica (Subotica)
Hungary
Yugoslavia
Europe
Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
Szeged (Hungary)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Budapest (Hungary)
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nandor G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3586). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.