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Benjamin M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1916) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1916

Videotape testimony of Benjamin M., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1918. In addition to information included in previously recorded testimonies (HVT-194 and HVT-939), Mr. M. recounts observing the indifference of many Poles while he was living as a Christian outside the ghetto during the Jewish uprising; arranging a hiding place for his parents and sister in Praga with the help of Poles; constructing hiding places for other Jews; the Polish uprising; fleeing to a village with his future wife; returning to Warsaw after liberation to find Jews in a bunker he had built; reunion with his parents and sister; living in Łódź; marriage; and emigrating to the United States in 1946. Mr. M. discusses the importance of many Poles to his and his family's survival; fears resulting from his experiences; the importance of remembering the Holocaust; his efforts to promote formal and organized remembrance events; organizing survivor gatherings, a registry, educational programs, and museums; his appreciation of the freedoms in the United States and his gratitude to it; and sharing his experiences and remembrance activities with his children.

Author/Creator
M., Benjamin, 1918-2006.
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
January 16, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Benjamin M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1916). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4285145
Record last modified: 2016-04-06 12:11:00
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