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Meir B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3199) interviewed by Nathan Beyrak and Ania Tarsi,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3199

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    Videotape testimony of Meir B., who was born in Kraków, Poland (then Austro-Hungarian Monarchy) in 1912, one of five brothers. He recalls attending public school, cheder, and a Jewish gymnasium; attending university in Warsaw; teaching at the gymnasium from which he graduated; German invasion in September 1939; briefly fleeing east with his family; returning home; anti-Jewish restrictions including confiscation of the family business; contacts with Oskar Schindler who was involved with their business; ghettoization; deportations; forced labor outside the ghetto; transfer to Kraków concentration camp in June 1942; working in the infirmary; assistance from a doctor, his parents' friend; a mass killing; transfer in March 1943 to Płaszów; slave labor in a quarry, a carpentry workshop, and as a metal worker; brief hospitalization; visits with his father; his father and others continuing to pray despite harsh punishments of those who were discovered; his father's deportation to Auschwitz in May 1944 (he never saw him again); transfer to Schindler's factory in Brünnlitz in January 1945; improved conditions; and liberation by Soviet troops.
    B., Meir, 1912-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    March 5, 1991.
    Kraków (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Meir B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3199). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Beyrak, Nathan, interviewer.
    Tarsi, Anita, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (4 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.

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