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Joshua B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1515) interviewed by Barry Cohen and Laure Gutman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1515

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Joshua B., who was born in 1930 in Lechința, Romania where his grandfather was the rabbi. He recalls moving to a village; anti-Semitic incidents; Hungarian occupation; moving with his grandparents and older brother to another town in 1941; being forced to move to the Bistrița ghetto around Passover in 1944; and deportation to Auschwitz about a month later. Mr. B. describes separation from his grandfather, whom he never saw again; transfer to Birkenau; finding his father, who brought extra food to him and his brother; his father's transfer (he did not survive); sharing tefillin with other prisoners; transfer with his brother to Kaufering, then Kaufbeuren; receiving assistance from local farmers; transfer to Dachau in January 1945; and liberation in April. He tells of recovering in Stankt Ottilien and Feldafing; attending yeshiva in a displaced persons camp; emigrating to the United States in December 1946; and living in an orphanage in Bronx, New York while attending the yeshiva of Rabbi Halberstam. Mr. B. discusses the importance of his strong religious beliefs to his survival.
    Author/Creator
    B., Joshua, 1930-
    Published
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    May 15, 1990.
    Locale
    Romania
    Bistrița (Bistrița-Năsăud)
    United States
    Lechint̨a (Romania)
    Cite As
    Joshua B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1515). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Barry, interviewer.
    Gutman, Laure, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (52 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089236
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:32:00
    This page:
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