Vera B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2744) interviewed by Dina Lamm and Rosa Levin
- 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.
- Cite As
- Vera B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2744). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.