Eitan G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3515) interviewed by Anita Tarsi and Levana Frank
Videotape testimony of Eitan G., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920, one of five children. He recounts attending school; participating in Po'alei Zion and other Zionist groups; fights with pro-Nazi youths; emigration to Belgium in 1935; traveling with his father to Marseille in an unsuccessful attempt to emigrate to the United States; German invasion in 1940; incarceration with his father as enemy aliens in St. Cyprien, then Gurs; their release; living in a village near Toulouse; studying chemistry at the university in Montepellier; obtaining papers as a non-Jew; joining the Mouvement des juenesses sionistes underground; obtaining false papers and food for Jews in hiding; former Spanish soldiers providing them with weapons; brief incarceration; receiving financial support from the Joint; instructing communist underground members in Toulouse to make explosives; fleeing to Italian-occupied Grenoble; continuing university studies there; he and his brother working with non-Jews to hide and feed Jews; marriage; underground meetings in several locations, including Nice, Saint-Gervais, and Monte-Carlo; hiding in Sassenage; his daughter's birth in January 1944; living in Caussade; completing his doctoral degree; liberation; returning to Grenoble; working with Zionist organizations in Paris; assistance from the Red Cross; emigration to Palestine via Marseille in July 1945; draft into the Haganah, and service during the Israel-Arab War. Mr. G. discusses his career and businesses.
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1993.
Saint-Gervais (Isère, France)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eitan G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3515). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.