Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

George Korper - March 26, 2007


Can you tell me if, if these memories interfere with your life?

Not at all, not at all.

Do you think about any of this during, during the ???

I think of it every day. I think of the Holocaust, [cries] but it is not every day because it's not only, it's not only the Germans, but I see the whole world not only set against the Jews. You see what is going on today in Germany among the intelligentsia, yeah. The young intelligentsia--that's, that's, that's already second generation but certainly first generation uh, really second generation they practice today, the Germans. Again, a lot of anti-Semitism. You see it in France. I don't have to tell you. You should see what's happening in Israel. I have been to Israel for a month. My, my wife is Israeli and uh, what, what buildings are going up--apartment buildings, with a million-and-a-half, two million dollar apartments. Most of it is being sold to French Jews who see the writing on the wall. Isn't that shocking? And uh, you, you got anti-Semitism everywhere. You have plenty of anti-Semitism in this country. It is all hidden. I'll tell you it was a Czech--parallel to Czechoslovakia I can't possibly tell you only sixty, sixty years later, seventy years later. Back in Czecho...it was in the twenties and thirties. Here, it is happening today. It is all under, under--hidden, but if, if, God forbid, there were a real depression here, really bad depression with high unemployment, you would see what, what, what would happen and how fast to do that is today's uh, press that we have between the radio and the television and the newspapers, terrible. And I, I, I, I, you know, I was so depressed on, on Sept...

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