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George A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1793) interviewed by Pam Goodman and A. Adelman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1793

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.

A., George, 1907-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 16, 1991.
Vienna (Austria)
Brno (Czech Republic)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Paris (France)
Lisbon (Portugal)
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
Aix-en-Provence (France)
Marseille (France)
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.