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Eitan G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3515) interviewed by Anita Tarsi and Levana Frank,

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    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.
    G., Eitan, 1920-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 4, 1993.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Marseille (France)
    Montpellier (France)
    Toulouse (France)
    Grenoble (France)
    Nice (France)
    Caussade (France)
    Monte-Carlo (Monaco)
    Saint-Gervais (Isère, France)
    Sassenage (France)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Eitan G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3515). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Frank, Levana, interviewer.
    Tarsi, Anita, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (8 hr., 6 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Noncitizens Evacuation and relocation.
    False papers.
    Italian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. Jews--Migrations. Jewish refugees. Fathers and sons. World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--France. World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance. Zionists. Brothers. Husband and wife. Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949. Austria. Vienna (Austria) Marseille (France) Montpellier (France) Toulouse (France) Grenoble (France) Nice (France) Caussade (France) Monte-Carlo (Monaco) Saint-Gervais (Isère, France) Sassenage (France) Paris (France) Palestine--Emigration and immigration. Oral histories (document genres) G., Eitan,--1920- World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers--Po'alei Zion. Saint-Cyprien (Concentration camp) Gurs (Concentration camp) Mouvement des jeunesses sionistes (France) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Haganah (Organization)

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