Edmond B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2592) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 29, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edmond B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2592). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape recording of Edmond B., who was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1933. He recalls growing up in Holland; his father's factory in Oldenzaal; his father's death in 1940; visiting Amsterdam; German occupation; returning with his mother to Oldenzaal; antisemitic incidents in school; anti-Jewish restrictions including expulsion from school; attending a Jewish school in Enschede; dreaming Hitler intended to murder Jews; his uncle's leading role in the Resistance; hiding with his mother after being warned of a round-up by the Resistance; moving to Utrecht in 1942 with assistance from his uncle and a policeman; frequently changing hiding places; living under false papers; fearing his mother would not return when she went out; tutoring by others hiding with them; denunciation by a neighbor; rescue by a policeman; hiding with a communist family; liberation by Canadian troops; returning to Oldenzaal; and emigration to the United States. Mr. B discusses the lifelong influence of a postwar teacher; friendship with a camp survivor; frustrated career aspirations; a failed marriage; his continuing sense of isolation, which he attributes to his terror while in hiding; and rescuers who were paid to hide them and others who were committed anti-Nazis.