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Judit G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1222) interviewed by Robin Rijs and Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1222

Videotape testimony of Judit G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending a Jewish school; being sent to the country in 1943 with her younger brother to avoid bombings; their return in January 1944 for their sister's wedding; German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations; forced relocation; her father obtaining places for all of them on the Kasztner train; stopping at Linz; arrival at Bergen-Belsen; separation from the other prisoners; not having to work; apathy due to starvation; praying and fasting on Yom Kippur; transfer after six months to Celerina, Switzerland; her nephew's birth; assistance from the Red Cross; attending a boarding school with her brother near Saint Moritz; returning to Budapest with their family after the war; learning many relatives had been killed; her brother being sent to a yeshiva in England in 1947; marriage in 1948; illegally entering Vienna; her parent's emigration to Israel; her child's birth; her parents joining them in 1954; emigration to the United States in 1957; returning to Vienna; and permanently moving to the U.S. in 1961. Ms. G. notes maintaining her belief in God and sharing only parts of her story with her children.

Author/Creator
G., Judit, 1930-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
Interview Date
March 9 and June 6, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judit G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1222). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.