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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.

G., Nora, 1930-
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
March 3, 1996.
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Nora G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3920). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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