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Ladislas G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-149) interviewed by Dori Laub and Nanette Auerhahn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-149

Videotape testiomony of Ladislas G., who was born in Munkács, Hungary, in 1906, one of six children. He discusses prewar Jewish life in Munkács; his father avoiding the draft during World War I; Hungary under Czech occupation; and his life in Khust, where he worked in the lumber industry. Mr. G. tells of his resistance to and conscription into the Czech army (1936-1938) and the Jewish brigade of the Hungarian army (1941-1943.) He recounts the ghettoization of Khust in April, 1944, following the German occupation, and the activities of the Judenrat, on which he served. Also noted are his black market activities during that time. Mr. G. speaks of his deportation to Auschwitz after the liquidation of the ghetto and recalls the dehumanizing conditions there and in the other camps to which he was sent: Mauthausen, Melk, and Ebensee. Postwar experiences related include his recovery in Budapest; emigration to Romania, where he married and remained until 1959 (he was imprisoned twice during that time); his reunion with his father; and arrival in the United States.

Author/Creator
G., Ladislas, 1906-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 6, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ladislas G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-149). 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/616868
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