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Erika G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-367) interviewed by Lyn Silberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-367

Videotape testimony of Erika G., who was born in approximately 1932. She recounts being an only child; living in Budapest; her family's affluence; summers with her grandparents in Galanta; German invasion in March 1944 while they were in Galanta; anti-Jewish restrictions; returning to Budapest; forced relocation to a house designated for Jews; her father's conscription into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; his brief return in October; her mother paying for Swiss documents for her father which exempted him from deportation; accompanying her mother to work in a factory; Red Cross child care; escaping with her mother from a round-up; their non-Jewish former housekeeper hiding them; liberation six weeks later by Soviet troops; reunion with her father; and emigrating to Cuba in 1948, then the United States in 1950. Ms. G. attributes her survival to luck and her mother's courage. She notes discussing her experiences with her children.

Author/Creator
G., Erika, 1932?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 27, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Erika G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-367). 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/4293720
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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