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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.
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.