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Mike G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1050) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1050

Videotape testimony of Mike G., who was born in Slovenské Nové Mesto, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1921, the oldest of five children. He recounts living in Sátoraljaújhely; his family's orthodoxy; antisemitic harassment; living with his grandparents for two years; his father's death when he was nine; living with relatives in Kisvárda; returning home; attending high school and yeshiva; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in 1942; posting in Kőszeg; transfer to the Soviet front; laying mines and construction work; frequents deaths from starvation and disease; escaping with two others in 1944; briefly joining a partisan group; traveling to Várhomok; a local woman hiding them; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Uz︠h︡horod, then Mukacheve; returning home; marriage in Budapest in 1946; traveling to the Heidenheim displaced persons camp via Vienna; attending an UNRRA school; moving to Sweden to join his sister; his son's birth; and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
G., Mike, 1921-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
July 28, 1987.
Locale
Hungary
Czechoslovakia
Slovenské Nové Mesto (Slovakia)
Sátoraljaújhely (Hungary)
Kisvárda (Hungary)
Kőszeg (Hungary)
Várhomok (Hungary)
Mukacheve (Ukraine)
Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
Vienna (Austria)
Budapest (Hungary)
Sweden
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mike G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1050). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.