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Paul G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-621) interviewed by Gloria Demby and Lilian Sicular

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-621

Videotape testimony of Paul G., who was born in Vienna in 1909. He recalls his medical education; prewar antisemitism in Vienna; his unsuccessful attempt to get help emigrating to England in 1936; the German occupation of Austria (Anschluss); his escape from Austria to join his mother in Czechoslovakia; and his departure for the United States, after many attempts, two days before the deadline. He relates his arrival and adjustment to life in the United States, where he became a dentist; the death of his father; the fate of other family members; and his anxiety and guilt feelings about not being able to rescue them. He also expresses his belief in the need to counter continuing antisemitism and his mixed feelings about the city of Vienna and the new generation of Austrians.

G., Paul, 1909-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
Interview Date
November 2, 1985.
Vienna (Austria)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Paul G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-621). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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