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Kariel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3561)

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Kariel G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1921. He recounts growing up in an assimilated family; his mother's death during his birth; attending public school; his bar mitzvah; antisemitic legislation; a menial factory job; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in 1942; forced labor constructing airports; a medical furlough to Budapest; obtaining false papers; escaping to Budapest; his father convincing him to return; deportation to Bor; slave labor for Organization Todt; obtaining extra food from Serbian peasants; a death march to Zemun; transfer to Ustaša guards; continuing the death march to Pančevo, then a brick factory in Crvenka; hiding during a mass killing in October 1944; escaping; assistance from local people; joining a partisan unit; enlisting in the Soviet military; participating in the liberation of Budapest; returning to his home (his family did not survive); and recovering family belongings. Mr. G. discusses details of the labor battalion and camps; relations between orthodox and secular Jews and different treatment of them by the guards; and survival of almost no one from his death march. He shows his drawings of life in the camps.
    Author/Creator
    G., Kariel, 1921-
    Published
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    July 5, 1993 and July 22, 1993.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Yugoslavia
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Pančevo (Serbia)
    Crvenka (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Kariel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3561). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings ( 3 hr., 3 min. and 1 hr., 42 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    Partisans.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4298268
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:
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