Thu, Feb 18|
Holocaust Survivor Talk: Dr. George Berci
Dr. George Berci was born in Szeged, Hungary, but grew up in Vienna, Austria. In 1936, due to antisemitism and the political climate, he moved to Budapest with his family.
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2021, 11:00 AM PST
After spending more than two years at a labor camp, George and the other prisoners were taken by train in January 1944 to a large railway center near the Polish-Czechoslovakian border. In June 1944, he and other prisoners were put on a train that was headed to a camp. The train, however, stopped to change engines in Budapest, where American forces were dropping bombs. The Hungarian guards, fearing the train would be hit, suddenly disappeared, and the prisoners escaped. In 1945, he entered medical school and stayed in Hungary until 1956. After briefly living in Australia, he came to Los Angeles in 1968. He had a long career at Cedars Sinai, where he still works in research on a daily basis.
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