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Nora G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3920) interviewed by Peter Salner

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3920

Videotape testimony of Nora G., who was born in Trenčin, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1930, an only child. She recalls her family's assimilated lifestyle; cordial relations with non-Jews; attending a Jewish school; anti-Jewish laws following Slovak independence, including closing of her school and wearing the yellow star; kindness from some non-Jews, including former friends who were in the Hlinka guard; confiscation of her family's business and home; an unsuccessful attempt to enter Hungary illegally; her parents' three-week incarceration; hiding in Bratislava; entering Nováky with her parents voluntarily s rather than being deported; attending school, concerts, and sporting events; replacement of the Hlinka guards after the 1944 uprising; release; placement in a convent; running from approaching German troops; hiding in villages, then the forest; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Trenčin; and eventually receiving back family possessions and property. Ms. G. notes this is the first time she has shared her story in its entirety and she shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Nora, 1930-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
March 3, 1996.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nora G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3920). 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/4470111
Record last modified: 2014-07-02 15:15:00
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