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Victoria B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2839) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Lucille B. Ritvo,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2839

Videotape testimony of Victoria B., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1927. She recalls a peaceful life in a large, extended Turkish family in Antwerp; German occupation in 1940; fleeing with her family via De Panne to Marseille; her father's return to Antwerp to oversee his business; attending school in Marseille; returning to Antwerp; obtaining protection from the Turkish government to temporarily escape deportation; hiding in a convent in La Hulpe; returning to Antwerp; hiding in a castle in Les Avins-en-Condroz (she was given false papers), then with her English teacher in Antwerp; traveling to Brussels with assistance from a non-Jewish neighbor; living with a non-Jewish family friend, then with a Belgian family, and a baroness; her parents joining her in the baroness's home; and liberation by the United States troops. Dr. B. relates completing medical school in Brussels; marriage in 1954; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States.

B., Victoria, 1927-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
May 3, 1995.
Antwerp (Belgium)
De Panne (Belgium)
Marseille (France)
Brussels (Belgium)
La Hulpe (Belgium)
Les Avins (Belgium)
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Victoria B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2839). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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