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Maurice G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4025) interviewed by Elisabeth Inchusta and Pascal Majérus

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4025

Videotape testimony of Maurice G., who was born in Poland in 1922, the youngest of three brothers. He recounts his father's emigration to Belgium; he and his family joining him in Brussels in 1926; attending public school; antisemitic name-calling; involvement with leftist causes beginning with the Spanish Civil War; apprenticeship to a tailor in 1937, despite aspirations to become a doctor; attending night school; his father's visit to brothers in the United States in 1939; German invasion in May 1940; his brothers' mobilization; fleeing to Paris, then southern France; brief military mobilization; finding his parents after demobilization with assistance from the Red Cross; living on a farm near Toulouse; receiving emigration papers for the U.S.; one brother joining them; their return to Brussels to rejoin his other brother; anti-Jewish laws; marriage; assistance from a former non-Jewish neighbor; assisting his brother in working for the CDJ; and deportation to Malines, then Auschwitz with his wife (she was pregnant). Mr. G. discusses his sense that the AJB should have provided more information to Jews; shame at his inability to help his wife; and becoming a surgeon.

Author/Creator
G., Maurice, 1922-1996.
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1995
Interview Date
February 8, 1995.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Maurice G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4025). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.