Stanley B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-401) interviewed by Ian Russ and Elaine Perlsweig,
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.
- Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
- Interview Date
- January 28, 1984.
- 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.