Maurice G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4025) interviewed by Elisabeth Inchusta and Pascal Majérus,
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.
- Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1995
- Interview Date
- February 8, 1995.
- 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.