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Harold G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2278) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2278

Videotape testimony of Harold G., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1925. He recalls working in Budapest from age sixteen; belonging to a Zionist organization; lending his identity papers to a fellow member who had escaped from Slovakia; his friend warning him not to listen to any Nazi instructions; returning home for Passover 1944; German invasion of his Hungarian-occupied town; escaping prior to ghettoziation, posing as a non-Jew; buying bread from a non-Jew and sending it to his mother in the ghetto; joining a group escaping to Slovakia; smuggling themselves across the border; assistance from the Jewish community in Michalovce; joining the partisans in Banská Bystrica during the Slovak uprising; transporting children across the Tatra Mountains; joining partisans in Prešov; hiding with a non-Jewish woman; crossing into Hungary; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; and leaving once the Soviets took over.

Author/Creator
G., Harold, 1925-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1991
Interview Date
May 30, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harold G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2278). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296694
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