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Susan B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3081) interviewed by Meredith Coval

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3081

Videotape testimony of Susan B., who was born in 1920, the youngest of four children. She recalls childhood in an affluent, traditional family in Warsaw; attending private school; her parents' disbelief that the events in Germany would affect them; German invasion in September 1939; her brother and fiancé fleeing to L'viv in the Soviet zone; illegally traveling to L'viv with her sister in December 1939; marriage in 1940; fleeing to Vilna with her husband; obtaining a Japanese transit visa from the Japanese consul, Chiune Sugihara; traveling to Moscow, then Japan, in January 1941; obtaining a Canadian visa; and emigrating to Vancouver. Mrs. B. discusses sharing her experiences with her children and continuing contacts with the Sugihara family.

B., Susan, 1920-2004.
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1987
Interview Date
March 18, 1987.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Susan B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3081). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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