Myron B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1507) interviewed by Gregory Szych and Rivie Zeiler
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1990
- Interview Date
- June 20, 1990.
- 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.
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.