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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2818

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.

B., Henri, 1930-
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
Interview Date
November 29, 1993.
Łódź (Poland)
Paris (France)
Marseille (France)
Casablanca (Morocco)
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Yonkers (N.Y.)
Creuse (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henri B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2818). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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