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Victoria B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2775) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2775

Videotape testimony of Victoria B., who was born in Athens, Greece in 1942. She recounts a Greek policeman advising her mother to leave her two children and niece when he arrested her in March 1944; their non-Jewish neighbor posing as their grandmother; her aunt taking them to hide in the countryside; her aunt agreeing to let her parents' non-Jewish friends take her (Victoria) to their home; learning later that her aunt sent her sister and cousins to Palestine; her mother's return in 1945; not recognizing her; gradually building a relationship with her; her mother's remarriage; moving to Thessalonikē; she and her mother visiting her sister in Israel in 1951; marriage; and her husband's death in 1982. Ms. B. discusses the loss of many immediate relatives in concentration camps; admiration for her aunt who saved six children; and feeling she had two mothers and one father (her foster father, since she did not know her biological father).

Author/Creator
B., Victoria, 1942-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 31, 1993.
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Victoria B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2775). 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/4288767
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