Ralph B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-801)
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
- Interview Date
- November 9, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ralph B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-801). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.