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Karol G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3689) interviewed by Peter Salner and Eva Riečanská,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3689

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    Videotape testimony of Karol G., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1919, the third of five children. He recounts his mother's death when he was six; living with his grandparents in Filakovo, then with an aunt in a primitive Romanian village; their impoverished life; raising their own food and trading for other needs; attending four years of school; returning to Filakovo in his early teens; working as a porter; Hungarian occupation; enlisting in the military in 1940; being transfered to a Jewish slave labor battalion; being moved to many locations; slave labor building railroads and aqueducts; being assigned to care for horses; receiving extra bread due to his position and sharing it with his peers; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Filakovo; learning one brother had escaped to England (his other brother had died prior to the war) and one sister had survived the camps; moving to Bratislava; and a variety of jobs. Mr. G. sings Jewish songs and prayers and Hungarian songs written during the war, expressing longing for home.
    G., Karol, 1919-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
    Interview Date
    July 6, 1995.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Filakovo (Slovakia)
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Karol G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3689). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Salner, Peter, interviewer.
    Riečanská, Eva, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 28 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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