Tamar G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4005)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1998
- Interview Date
- May 28, 1998.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Tamar G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4005). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Tamar G, who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1933, one of three children. She recounts her family's affluence; vacations skiing and in Vienna; her brother's bar mitzvah in Piešt̕any; his emigration to Palestine shortly thereafter; attending a Jewish school; deportation to Žilina with her family in 1942; an influential uncle bribing the commander to release them; returning to Bratislava; hiding in a vineyard outside the city with assistance from her uncle; returning a few weeks later; hiding in an apartment owned by her father's friend; her older sister moving to live with a non-Jewish family in 1944; obtaining false papers; hiding in a factory during German searches; capture; deportation with her parents to Sered; separation from her father when they were transferred to Theresienstadt a few weeks later; forced agricultural labor; attending school; observing a Red Cross visit; liberation by Soviet troops; she and her mother traveling to Prague, Brno, then Bratislava; reunion with her sister and father; joining Maccabi; emigrating to Israel with her youth group in 1949; her family joining her shortly thereafter; marriage, and the births of two daughters.