George A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1793) interviewed by Pam Goodman and A. Adelman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- April 16, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- George A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1793). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of George A., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907. He describes his family's move to Brno in 1920; his rebellious youth; working until 1936; moving to Prague; realizing the danger following the 1938 Munich agreement; registering for emigration to the United States; German occupation in March 1938; arrest; release with assistance from a police official, his father's friend; obtaining a temporary French visa; attempting to escape with assistance from non-Jews; brief imprisonment; traveling to Paris; incarceration as an enemy alien after the war began; transfer to Bordeaux; German invasion; release; meeting a cousin in Les Milles; transfer to Aix-en-Provence; registering for a United States visa in Marseille; obtaining the visa; traveling to Lisbon; emigration to the United States; receiving letters from his mother from Theresienstadt until 1942 (she perished there); and marriage that year. Mr. A. notes the cheerfulness of his mother's letters; the deaths of most relatives in camps; and refusing to visit Vienna. He shows photographs and documents.