David B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1165) interviewed by Jeanette Peckerman and Betty Chrustowski
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
- Interview Date
- November 23, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- David B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1165). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of David B., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1919. He recalls pervasive antisemitism; belonging to the Zionist organization Gordonyah; German invasion; deportation for forced labor three weeks later; escaping from a train in 1940; returning home; transfer with his family to Kielce; ghettoization; deportation of most of his family to Treblinka; forced labor with his brother in Ludwikow; a German foreman who saved many Jews; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his brother and a later reunion; transfer with his brother two weeks later; bombings at Klinkerwerk; a death march from Sachsenhausen; desertion by their guards; joining a group of United States POWs; living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; marriage in 1947; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. B. notes he was in many camps and memories that haunt him despite his efforts to forget.