- Videotape testimony of Ralph B., who was born in Białystok, Poland in 1915. He recalls his family's involvement in the textile and leather industries; antisemitic incidents; a futile attempt to emigrate in 1938; German invasion; fleeing to Vilnius; returning after Soviet occupation of Białystok; German invasion in June 1941; mass killings and burnings; ghettoization in August; marriage; working outside of the ghetto, thus obtaining additional food; both altruistic and self-serving members of the Judenrat; an unsuccessful uprising at the ghetto's liquidation in August 1943; selection to clean the ghetto rubble (his wife and daughter remained with him); his daughter's death; deportation to Lublin via Treblinka; help from others when he had typhus; and transfer to Auschwitz in July 1944. Mr B. discusses his special affinity for Białystok and shows the Białystok memorial book.
- B., Ralph, 1915-
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
- Interview Date
- November 9, 1986.
- Cite As
- Ralph B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-801). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Related publication: Der Bialistoker yizker bukh / [redaktsye-kolegye, Y. Shmuleṿiṭsh, Isak Ribaloṿsḳi, Shemu'el A. Ḳroniḳ , Y. Shmuleṿiṭsh, redaḳṭor]. -- Nyu Yorḳ : Aroysgebn fun dem Byalisṭoḳer Tsenṭer, c1982.