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Victor B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1993) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Barbara Pelzer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1993

Videotape testimony of Victor B., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1934 and has vague memories of being smuggled to Antwerp. He recounts bombings when Germany invaded in spring 1940; an unsuccessful attempt to escape to France; brief hospitalization for measles; returning to Antwerp; his father being taken to a labor camp (he shows postcards from him); moving with his mother to Brussels; his father's return; his parents placing him in hiding with non-Jews in a village (his parents remained in Brussels); transfer to an orphanage; living with a widow; being protected by all the non-Jews in the town; his mother's visits; a Catholic education; liberation by United States troops; reunion with his parents; briefly wanting to convert to Catholicism; searching for lost relatives; and emigration to the United States in 1947 to join a cousin. Mr. B. shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
B., Victor, 1934-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 11, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Victor B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1993). 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/4285882
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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