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Beba L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-322) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-322

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Beba L., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1925. She recounts her grandfather's partnership in Rom Publishing; attending private school; Soviet occupation; German invasion in June 1941; anti-Jewish restrictions; round-ups of people who never returned; ghettoization in September; being hidden with a non-Jewish family for three months; their priest's efforts to convert her (she did not care, if it led to her survival); visiting the ghetto, not intending to stay; finding her immediate family of seven gone; living with an aunt; receiving food from her former non-Jewish maid; working at Gestapo headquarters; passing information to the underground; transfer to Kaiserwald in September 1943; slave labor digging trenches and in a factory; and transfer to Toruń, then Stutthof. Ms. L. discusses relations between ethnic groups in camps; sabotage in the factory; prisoners beating a prisoner who worked too fast; and her sense she would not survive.
    Author/Creator
    L., Beba, 1925-
    Published
    Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1984
    Interview Date
    June 20, 1984.
    Locale
    Lithuania
    Vilnius
    Poland
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Cite As
    Beba L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-322). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Moskovitz, Sarah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 2 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293410
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
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