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Philip B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2703) interviewed by Michael Alpert,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2703

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    Videotape testimony of Philip B., who was born in Izbica, Poland in 1929. This testimony includes and expands upon information from an earlier testimony [HVT-198]. Mr. B. recounts prewar antisemitism; his arrival in Sobibór; his brother's privileged position as a pharmacist, to which Mr. B. attributes his survival; forced labor sorting clothing of the Jews who were gassed; escape attempts and subsequent public executions; prisoners conspiring to kill a kapo who allied himself with the camp administration; revenge on the camp staff during the prisoner uprising in October 1943; help from non-Jewish villagers after escaping with his brother; hostility from some of the local population; detention in Zembrzyce after Soviet liberation in 1944; being robbed and beaten by members of Armia Krajowa in Lublin; traveling to Germany; living in a displaced persons camp near Berlin and then Heidenheim; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. B. discusses his several visits to Sobibór; sharing his experiences with his children; giving talks to students; and frequent nightmares.
    B., Philip, 1925-2016.
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    August 6, 1990.
    Izbica Lubelska (Poland)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Zembrzyce (Poland)
    Cite As
    Philip B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2703). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Alpert, Michael, interviewer.
    Related publication: Escape from Sobibor / Richard Rashke. -- Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1995.
    Related material: Philip B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-198), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Related material: Simcha B. Holocaust testimony [brother](HVT-3343), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Mass killings.
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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