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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2701

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    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.
    R., Beatrice, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    October 5, 1993.
    Znojmo (Czech Republic)
    Staneshti De-Sus (Ukraine)
    Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
    Kiev (Ukraine)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Beatrice R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2701). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 50 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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