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Stanley B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-401) interviewed by Ian Russ and Elaine Perlsweig

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-401

Videotape testimony of Stanley B., who was born in Oświęcim, Poland in 1923. He recounts antisemitic incidents after Hitler came to power in 1933; an apprenticeship as a jeweler in Bielitz; German invasion; his mother's and siblings' unsuccessful attempt to flee; anti-Jewish laws; construction of Auschwitz concentration camp; Himmler's visit to Oświęcim; visiting his family in Sosnowiec before they were deported (he never saw them again); transfer to Blechhammer; working as an electrician; doing some jewelry work for camp officials in exchange for food; escaping during evacuation from a barn in Głogówek; crossing the Oder; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. B. describes a public hanging of a prisoner, for using wire as a belt, who did not die until the fourth time he was hung.

Author/Creator
B., Stanley, 1923-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
Interview Date
January 28, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Stanley B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-401). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1098951
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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