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Irene B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2318) interviewed by Elsa Roth and Sondra Kraft

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2318

Videotape testimony of Irene B., who was born in Sokołów Podlaski, Poland in 1930. She recalls her parents' non-Kosher butcher business; antisemitic harassment; German invasion; ghettoization; working on a farm with her parents and siblings; her parents arranging for her to stay on the farm; the ghetto's liquidation in 1942; her father and brother escaping to the farm; her sister's deportation; her mother remaining in the ghetto, sorting clothes and possessions of deported Jews; her mother arranging for her to hide with a Polish woman; persuading the woman also to hide her brother; liberation by Soviet troops; learning their mother had been killed and who killed her; traveling to Łódź with an uncle; and smuggling themselves to Germany. Mrs. B. discusses feeling abandoned when her parents left her on the farm; watching birds with her brother while in hiding; her continuing fears and sense of always running; and her close relationship with her brother.

Author/Creator
B., Irene, 1930-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
Interview Date
November 15, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Irene B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2318). 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/4287313
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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