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Adam B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-384) interviewed by Bernice Harel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-384

Videotape testimony of Adam B., who was born in 1922 in Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia. He recounts his mother's death prior to his bar mitzvah; his father's remarriage; Slovak independence in 1939 resulting in anti-Jewish restrictions; daily forced labor; his sister's deportation in April 1942 (she did not survive); confiscation of their house; his family's exemption from deportation due to his father's work as an electrical engineer; paying a non-Jew to construct a bunker in the mountains for them; hiding there with three other families beginning in August 1944; partisans joining them; hiding in a cave during the day; discovery and destruction of the bunker in December while they were in the cave; building another bunker; partisans helping them obtain food from nearby villagers; capturing and executing a German officer and the villagers who betrayed them; Czech soldiers bringing them to Soviet-controlled territory; returning home with his family; attending medical school in Bratislava; his fiancée's emigration to the United States in January 1948; and joining her in July. Mr. B. notes sharing his experiences with his daughter.

Author/Creator
B., Adam, 1922-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 7, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Adam B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-384). 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/4293739
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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