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George G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-911) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Ed Tuthill

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-911

Videotape testimony of George G., who was born in Dallas, Texas in 1924, and served in the 99th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II. He recounts deployment to England; crossing the Channel in November 1944; fighting in Belgium and Germany; capture; his foxhole mate giving him his rosary and advising him to discard his Star of David; identifying himself as Catholic when asked by his captors; execution of a wounded U.S. soldier; transfer in cattle cars to Nuremberg, then Hammelburg; severe cold and hunger; train transfer back to Nuremberg, then a 100 kilometer march to Moosburg; hospitalization for frozen feet; liberation by his own unit; transfer to Regensburg; observing emaciated concentration camp prisoners en route; transfer to Paris, then England; hospitalization; and returning to the United States. Mr. G. discusses POWs killed in Allied bombings and reunions of his military unit.

Author/Creator
G., George, 1924-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
February 22, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
George G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-911). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.