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Dov B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1819) interviewed by Amit Dobkin and Shlomit Mahler,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1819

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    Videotape testimony of Dov B., who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1914, the youngest of three children. Mr. B. recounts attending school; antisemitic violence; participation in Hashomer Hatzair; his brother's emigration to Palestine in 1932; attending university in Warsaw; moving to a hachsharah; returning home due to illness; German invasion; fleeing with his girlfriend; returning; ghettoization; contact with the Judenrat; his sister's round-up and deportation; living on a kibbutz in the “small ghetto”; contact with Jewish resistance leaders from Warsaw, like Arye Wilner; helping to organize the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB) with Tossia Altman, among others; Germans killing Jewish hostages after a resistance action; missions outside the ghetto; conflicts with the Judenrat and Jewish police; building bunkers; an escapee from Treblinka relating he had seen Mr. B.'s wife; he and another underground member establishing a base in a nearby forest; living on the farm of a Polish family; destroying telephone wires; others from the ghetto joining them; returning to meet with the ZOB, then back to the Polish farm; more fighters joining him; contact with hostile Polish partisans; cooperating with a leftist partisan group; learning the ghetto had been liquidated; forming a partisan group; building a bunker; many deaths from an attack by Polish partisans; contacts with the Warsaw ghetto underground, including Tossia Altman; two members of his group joining a Polish Communist partisan group; killing a former ghetto policeman and suspected collaborator; and a Communist partisan group enlisting their help to fight the Germans.
    B., Dov, 1914-
    Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1986
    Interview Date
    April 8, May 20, July 24, August 12, September 3, and September 12, 1986.
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Dov B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1819). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Mahler, Shlomit, interviewer.
    Dobkin, Amit, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam restoration master; Betacam restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    6 videorecordings (12 hr., 3 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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