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Boris W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3049) interviewed by Ernest Forrai

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3049

Videotape testimony of Boris W., who was born in Lwów, Poland. He recounts living in Zalozhtsy; friendly relations with non-Jews; Soviet occupation in 1939; housing a Soviet official; German invasion in June 1941; hiding during round-ups of Jewish men; briefly working for the German Army; hiding with his wife in a bunker located in the nearby forest; discovery by two Ukrainian boys; hiding with local acquaintances; discovery; transfer to a concentration camp from which he soon escaped; hiding with his father and wife; being joined by two brothers; liberation by Soviet troops; his brothers' and father's deaths during the German counterattack; antisemitism while working for the Soviet military; returning to Lwów; working for a railroad company; moving to Kraków; and emigration to Israel in 1959 resulting from an accusation of illegally dealing in a foreign currency, then emigration to Canada.

Author/Creator
W., Boris.
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
October 26, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Boris W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3049). 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/4290264
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:28:00
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