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Minna B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1196) interviewed by Brenda Steifel and Lilian Sicular

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1196

Videotape testimony of Minna B., who was born in Zawalów, Poland in 1914. She recounts marriage in 1933; her son's birth; German invasion; deportation of her husband; ghettoization with her son and mother in Podhajce; hiding with her son during "aktions"; the Judenrat and Jewish police rounding-up people for forced labor; being forced to cover a mass grave of murdered Jews; fleeing to the woods during an "aktion" (she never saw her son and mother again); encountering her neighbor, Oscar F.; hiding in bunkers with Oscar F. and other Jews; receiving food and encouragment from Jehovah's Witnesses; reunion with her husband after liberation; traveling with him to Poland; living in the Bad Reichenhall displaced persons camp; and their emigration to Canada, then the United States. Mrs. B. discusses the importance of her religious faith.

B., Minna, 1914-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
May 6, 1989.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Minna B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1196). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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