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Tamar G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4005)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4005

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.

G., Tamar, 1933-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1998
Interview Date
May 28, 1998.
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Piešt̕any (Slovakia)
Brno (Czech Republic)
Prague (Czech Republic)
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.