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Tauba B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3021) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Steve Forst,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3021

Videotape testimony of Tauba B., who was born in Zamość, Poland in 1918. She recalls German invasion; brief Soviet occupation; reversion to German authority; fleeing with her family to Hrubieszów, then Volodymyret︠s︡ʹ; Soviet authorities settling them in Dubno; marriage; her family's flight to Russia in 1940; her husband's draft into the Soviet military (she never saw him again); her daughter's birth; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; her baby's death; being smuggled out by a Ukrainian (her husband's family perished in a mass killing); traveling to Ternopilʹ as a non-Jew; working for Germans (Poles and Ukrainians recognized her as a Jew); working for German troops; escaping when a Ukrainian recognized her as a Jew; assistance from a German; witnessing murders of Jews in Stryǐ; working in a German hospital in Morshin; fleeing with German forces through Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Austria; believing she was the only surviving Jew; living in Weisbaden; difficulty proving she was Jewish; traveling to Frankfurt, then a displaced persons; marriage; reunion with a sister; and emigration to the United States in 1948. Ms. B. discusses visiting her family in Ukraine in 1967; bringing them to the United States; depressions; hostility toward Poles and Ukrainians; and her bitterness. She shows photographs.

B., Tauba, 1918-
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1993
Interview Date
November 11, 1993.
Zamość (Poland)
Hrubieszów (Poland)
Volodymyret︠s︡ʹ (Ukraine)
Dubno (Ukraine)
Ternopilʹ (Ukraine)
Stryĭ (Ukraine)
Morshyn (Ukraine)
Wiesbaden (Germany)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tauba B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3021). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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