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Arieh B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1084) interviewed by Dina Choshen and Raphael Rozner,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1084

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Arieh B., who was born in Paris, France in 1935. He recalls his father's arrest and return a month later; hiding in a rural area with his parents and younger brother; their discovery in 1942 and return to Paris; his mother's attempt to strangle him in German headquarters, but being stopped by his father; being placed in an orphanage with his brother; constant hunger; running away to a convent with older children; placement in a foster home in Normandy; the trauma of separation from his brother who was in another foster home; his profound loneliness; liberation in July 1944; living in a Jewish camp in the Black Forest; his aunt taking him and his brother to live with her in Clermont-Ferrand; placing them in a Paris orphanage due to economic hardship; their positive experiences there; and illegal emigration to Palestine from Marseille. Mr. B. discusses learning his parents had been killed; only confronting their deaths when he became a father; becoming an Israeli; the meaning of Jewish identity and the importance of conveying individual Holocaust experiences to others.
    Author/Creator
    B., Arieh, 1935-
    Published
    Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
    Interview Date
    November 1, 1984.
    Locale
    France
    Paris (France)
    Black Forest (Germany)
    Clermont-Ferrand (France)
    Israel
    Normandy (France)
    Marseille (France)
    Palestine
    Cite As
    Arieh B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1084). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rozner, Raphael, interviewer.
    Choshen, Dina, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283202
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:23:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4283202

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