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Ida B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3598) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman, and Ina Gurary,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3598

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    Videotape testimony of Ida B., who was born in the Smolensk region of Russia in 1919. She recalls a happy childhood; participating in Komsomol; medical studies in Smolensk; internship in her town; German invasion in 1941; her family's futile attempt to flee; finding their house destroyed; receiving food and housing from non-Jewish friends; Germans taking her and her brother to Demidov; forced labor; sexual assault by a German soldier (another woman was raped); escaping with her brother; ghettoization; slave labor digging trenches; mass shootings; her father planning their escape; leaving separately according to the plan; traveling toward Moscow; hiding with a non-Jewish woman in Vysokinichi; liberation by Soviet troops; living with her sister in Moscow; evacuation with an uncle and aunt to Kotlas; working as a doctor; imprisonment as a suspected German spy; all-night interrogations; transfer to prison in Arkhangelʹsk; release when her identity was confirmed in her hometown; learning her parents and brothers were killed; completing medical school; marriage to a Jewish officer whose family had been killed in Minsk; recurring dreams of her parents; sharing her experience; her son's emigration to Israel with his family; and her uncle arranging a monument in her hometown to those killed by the Nazis. She shows photographs.
    B., Ida, 1919-
    Minsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 2, 1995.
    Smolensk (Russia)
    Demidov (Russia)
    Vysokinichi (Russia)
    Moscow (Russia)
    Kotlas (Russia)
    Arkhangelʹsk (Russia)
    Cite As
    Ida B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3598). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Shulʹman, Arkadiĭ, interviewer.
    Gurary, Ina, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 29 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

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