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Endre G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4023) interviewed by Hessel Daalder and Michel Rosenfeldt

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4023

Videotape testimony of Endre G., who was born in Eger, Hungary in 1923. He recalls his family's strong Hungarian identity; his brother's compulsory service in a Hungarian slave labor battalion beginning in 1942; his service beginning in March 1944; their Hungarian captain treating them very well; farm labor from April to August; transfer to Budapest; deportation to Balf in October; slave labor digging anti-tank trenches; forming a friendship group which helped each other; a death march to Mauthausen in December; staying in the tent camp; every day discussing meals they would eat after liberation; transfer to Gunskirchen; liberation by United States troops; feeling hate toward Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians; slapping the first Hungarian he encountered; stopping Hungarians attempting to escape and turning them over to the Allies; returning to Budapest, then Eger; reunion with his brother; learning their parents had been deported and killed; escaping from Hungary with his brother using forged papers; living in Belgium, then in Israel from 1971 to 1974; and returning to Belgium. Mr. G. discusses continuing contact with his camp friends and surviving because he never lost hope.

Author/Creator
G., Endre, 1923-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1995
Interview Date
May 3, 1995.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Endre G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4023). 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/4655532
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:45:00
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