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Arthur B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-702) interviewed by Sondra Kraft

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-702

Videotape testimony of Arthur B., who was born in Oświęcim, Poland in 1928. He recalls German invasion; an unsuccessful attempt to flee to the Soviet zone with his family; organization of the community by the Judenrat; the building of Auschwitz; forced relocation with his family to Sosnowiec in April 1941; Moshe Merin's leadership there; separation from his parents during a round-up in August 1942; deportation for forced labor in Grüsnberg; receiving packages from his parents until August 1943; transfer to Kittlitztreben; a death march beginning February 3, 1945; arrival at Buchenwald on April 2, 1945; and liberation by United States troops on April 11, 1945. Mr. B. describes traveling to Switzerland; assistance from the Red Cross; and emigration to the United States in 1947.

Author/Creator
B., Arthur, 1928-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
April 6, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Arthur B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-702). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.