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Bianca B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1921) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1921

Videotape testimony of Bianca B., who was born in Rožkovany, Czechoslovakia in 1923. She describes cordial relations with non-Jews; Zionist activities in Lipany; her father believing they were safe due to their essential farm; anti-Jewish laws when Slovakia became independent; expulsion from school; a non-Jewish schoolmate saving her from a round-up; a Catholic women hiding her when she received a deportation notice; one sister's deportation with other relatives in 1942; a policeman warning them they would be taken in 1943; an aborted escape attempt; imprisonment in Sabinov; her father's beating; forced labor on a farm in Zemianska Kert;̕ German arrival following the Slovak uprising in 1944; escaping with her future husband, brother, and other relatives (her parents and sisters were deported); hiding in forest bunkers; assistance from local peasants; hiding with a peasant during the winter of 1945; liberation by Soviet troops; learning all of her deported family had been killed; marriage in 1945; and emigrating to the United States in 1948. Ms. B. discusses sharing her experience with her daughter when she attended college and visiting Slovakia in 1976. She shows photographs.

B., Bianca, 1923-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
December 4, 1991.
Rožkovany (Slovakia)
Lipany (Slovakia)
Sabinov (Slovakia)
Zemianske Kert ̕(Slovakia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bianca B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1921). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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