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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1663

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    B., Harold, 1921-
    Published
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
    Interview Date
    June 10, 1990.
    Locale
    Soviet Union
    Poland
    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)
    Cite As
    Harold B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1663). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Siegel, Allen M., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 21 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284015
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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