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Henri B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2818) interviewed by Claude Morhange and Annette Wieviorka,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2818

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Henri B., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1930. He recalls his family's emigration to Paris; being sent to Poland to live with his grandparents; returning to Paris in the mid-1930s; no religious observances in his home; evacuation with other children to an OSE home in the Creuse; warm relations with the children and staff; a close friendship with a young man; traveling in a group to Casablanca via Marseille in spring 1942, then to the United States in a Portuguese ship; living briefly with a family in Yonkers, N.Y., then for five years with a family in Pittsburgh; close friendship with a boy who became a surrogate brother; learning that his father had perished and his mother had survived; moving to Israel in 1948; military service; living on a kibbutz; returning to France; and marriage. Mr B. discusses his sense of lack of family ties; never feeling close to his mother; and warm memories of the OSE home.
    Author/Creator
    B., Henri, 1930-
    Published
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
    Interview Date
    November 29, 1993.
    Locale
    Łódź (Poland)
    Paris (France)
    Poland
    Marseille (France)
    Casablanca (Morocco)
    Pittsburgh (Pa.)
    Israel
    Yonkers (N.Y.)
    Creuse (France)
    Cite As
    Henri B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2818). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Morhange, Claude, interviewer.
    Wieviorka, Annette, interviewer.
    Notes
    A small portion of this testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288917
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:27:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4288917

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