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Roni B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-489) interviewed by Judie Wayman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-489

Videotape testimony of Roni B., who was born in 1930 in Berlin, Germany. She recounts antisemitic harassment and restrictions, including her father not being able to treat non-Jews (he was a dentist); some non-Jews sneaking in for treatment; a non-Jewish butcher providing them with meat; changing schools frequently; Kristallnacht; relatives emigrating to several destinations; the war's outbreak; bribing an official to obtain visas; traveling to Paris, Bordeaux, San Sebastián, and Barcelona; emigrating by ship to the United States in August 1941; and receiving letters from relatives via the Red Cross. Ms. B. discusses relatives who remained in Germany; not sharing her story with her children until they were adults; her family receiving restitution; visiting Berlin with her husband and daughter as guests of Berlin; and discomfort when she meets Germans. She shows photographs and documents, and reads family letters.

B., Roni, 1930-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
September 6, 1984.
Berlin (Germany)
Paris (France)
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
San Sebastián (Spain)
Barcelona (Spain)
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Roni B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-489). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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