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Alice B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3144) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3144

Videotape testimony of Alice B., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929. She recalls the Anschluss; her father's belief his World War I service protected them; his four-day arrest on Kristallnacht; futile efforts to emigrate; being sent with her brother on a children's transport to France; placement in a children's home in Paris sponsored by Baroness Rothschild; hearing from her parents until war in 1939; transfer to La Bourboule; difficulty parting from her brother; his arrival in Janaury 1943; his transfer six months later; transfer to an OSE home near Limoges; attending school; round-ups by French police; letters from her brother from Drancy (she never saw him again); attending school in Sèvres as a non-Jew using false papers (the drama teacher was Marcel Marceau); living in a children's home in Lyon; liberation; seeking her parents and brother; learning they had perished in Auschwitz (her parents had also been in Theresienstadt); and emigration to the United States to join her aunt. Ms. B. discusses visiting Vienna with her husband and children and Auschwitz and Theresienstadt with her husband; not considering herself a survivor; and scars resulting from the loss of her brother and parents. She shows documents and photographs.

Author/Creator
B., Alice, 1929-
Published
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1995
Interview Date
February 25, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alice B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3144). 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/4290716
Record last modified: 2015-06-16 13:38:00
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