Adam B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-384) interviewed by Bernice Harel,
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.
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 7, 1984.
Liptovský Mikuláš (Slovakia)
Prague (Czech Republic)
- 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.