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Vera B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2744) interviewed by Dina Lamm and Rosa Levin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2744

Videotape testimony of Vera B., who was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1922, the oldest of six children. She describes the German occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; moving with her family into the ghetto; hiding her father during round-ups; mass killings on the ghetto streets on March 2, 1942, when hospitals and orphanages were liquidated; forced labor in a laundry outside of the ghetto; returning to the ghetto after a round-up on July 28, 1942 to learn her entire family was taken (later she learned they were killed in Maly Trostinec); the arrival of transports of German Jews after local Jews were killed; assistance she received from a German; contacting a policeman who helped people escape from the ghetto; her own escape; and working for the partisans. Mrs. B. recalls returning to Minsk after liberation; marriage; the birth of her two children; their emigration to the United States; and her emigration in 1990 to join them.

B., Vera, 1922-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1993
Interview Date
December 19, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Vera B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2744). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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