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Harold B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1663) interviewed by Allen M. Siegel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1663

Videotape testimony of Harold B., who was born in Raczki, Poland in 1921. He recalls attending school and working in Suwałki; his older brother's emigration to the United States in 1938; brief Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion; fleeing to Soviet-occupied Augustów with relatives; six months imprisonment in Hrodna as a German spy; returning to Augustów; joining his sister in Lyakhovichi; German invasion; fleeing to Zhitkovichi; doing agricultural work in another town; draft into the Soviet military; various assignments including work in an airplane factory in Kazanʹ; receiving extra food from Russian civilians; marriage in October 1945; repatriation to Poland; traveling to Zamość; antisemitic incidents; fleeing to Łódź; learning no family members survived; working with homeless children in Bielawa Dolna from March until October 1946; traveling via Prague to Vienna; living in displaced persons camps in the Rothschild Hospital, near Linz and in Wels; his daughter's birth in 1947; emigrating to the United States in September 1951; and his second daughter's birth in 1952. He discusses establishing a business and gratitude to his American family.

B., Harold, 1921-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
Interview Date
June 10, 1990.
Soviet Union
Rączki (Województwo Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland)
Suwałki (Poland)
Augustów (Województwo Podlaskie, Poland)
Hrodna (Belarus)
Li︠a︡khavichy (Brestskai︠a︡ voblastsʹ, Belarus)
Zhitkovichi (Belarus)
Kazanʹ (Russia)
Zamość (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
Bielawa Dolna (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harold B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1663). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.