Joe G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-311) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz
- Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1984
- Interview Date
- May 22, 1984.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joe G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-311). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Joe G., who was born in approximately 1938, the youngest of nine children. He recalls their apartment in Budapest; anti-Jewish restrictions including curfews and wearing the star; a futile attempt to emigrate to Palestine; being sent with four siblings to a Red Cross children's home in Buda in summer 1944; Soviet forces fighting Hungarians and Nazis in front of their building; liberation by Soviets in January; observing Soviets execute captured Nazis; returning home after Pest's liberation; finding their parents; reunion with their other siblings (non-Jews hid them or provided false papers); one brother's permanent debilitation from poor sanitation and nutrition; the Red Cross sending him to recuperate in Romania; returning home; seeing thousands of bodies pulled from the river while picnicking with his family; smuggling themselves to Germany; living in Pocking displaced persons camp for three years; emigration to Israel; leaving due to his mother's health; living in Feldafing and Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; emigration to Canada in 1951; and his emigration to the United States in 1964. Mr. G. discusses his lack of education; nightmares and flashbacks; sharing his story with his children; and surviving due to family unity. He shows a photograph.