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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.

Author/Creator
B., Roni, 1930-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
September 6, 1984.
Locale
Germany
Berlin (Germany)
Paris (France)
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
San Sebastián (Spain)
Barcelona (Spain)
Language
English
Copies
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.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293868
Record last modified: 2018-05-29 11:53:00
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