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Alexander G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3933) interviewed by Peter Salner

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3933

Videotape testimony of Alexander G., who was born in Nové Mesto nad Vahom, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Slovakia) in 1914, one of four children. He recounts his father leaving when he was only a year and a half; their abject poverty; joining his brother in Bratislava in 1928 as a barber's apprentice; playing on a Maccabi soccer team; military draft in 1936; postings in Piešt̕any and Solivar; discharge in 1939; formation of the Slovak state which promulgated anti-Jewish laws; arrest by Hlinka guards in 1942; incarceration in Žilina and Vhyne; working as a barber; liberation by partisans; returning to Bratislava; and reunion with his one surviving brother.

Author/Creator
G., Alexander, 1914-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
April 18, 1996.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alexander G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3933). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.