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Beatrice R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2701) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2701

Videotape testimony of Beatrice R., who was born in Znojmo, Czechoslovakia in 1924. She recalls moving to Staneshti De-Sus so her grandparents could help them (her father was severely injured in World War I); celebrating Jewish holidays; attending school in Chernivt︠s︡i; Soviet occupation in 1940; German invasion in June 1941; walking home with a cousin to Staneshti De-Sus; being saved from a round-up by the local population by her father's colleague; joining her father when he was arrested; being saved by the Romanian police chief who knew their family; fleeing to Chernivt︠s︡i; obtaining false papers from a priest; living with a Christian family; their betrayal; living in the ghetto; a Christian woman saving her sister; the son of her employer saving them from deportation; moving several times to avoid deportation; extreme hunger; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; fleeing to Kiev with her sister while her parents went to Romania; marriage in March 1945; moving to Prague; her son's birth; emigrating to Israel in 1949; and moving to the United States in 1951. Mrs. R. shows photographs and documents and reads a letter she wrote to her son in 1951 about her experience.

Author/Creator
R., Beatrice, 1924-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
October 5, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Beatrice R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2701). 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/4288669
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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