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