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Myron B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1507) interviewed by Gregory Szych and Rivie Zeiler,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1507

Videotape testimony of Myron B., who was born in Poland in 1926. He recalls growing up in a family of nine children in Sosnowiec; belonging to a Zionist youth group; German invasion in September 1939; anti-Jewish regulations; forced labor; moving to Katowice to work with his older brother; deportation of three brothers and one sister; deportation with his brother to Blechhammer in 1942 (he never saw his parents and younger siblings again); dehumanization as prisoners became "numbers"; the supportive relationship with his brother; the death march and train transport to Gross Rosen in January 1945; transfer to Buchenwald, then Langenstein; and liberation in April by United States troops. Mr. B. recounts living in Langenstein, then Stuttgart; reunion with his older sister and a cousin; training for the Israeli army in Marseille; emigrating to Israel in 1948; army service for fourteen months; reunion with two brothers; and joining his older brother and sister in the United States in 1955. He notes he has "blocked out" many memories and is reluctant to discuss his experience.

B., Myron 1926-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1990
Interview Date
June 20, 1990.
Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
Katowice (Poland)
Stuttgart (Germany)
Marseille (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Myron B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1507). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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