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Betty B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-514) interviewed by Sally Weinberg

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-514

Videotape testimony of Betty B., who was born in approximately 1924, one of seven children. She recounts living in Łańcut, Poland; attending Polish and Hebrew schools; one brother's emigration to Argentina; an "atmosphere" of antisemitism; German invasion; her sister and family joining them; anti-Jewish restrictions; another brother fleeing to Soviet-occupied territory; living in Rączyna; her father's deportation in May 1942 (she never saw him again); a round-up with her mother, two sisters, a brother-in-law and his children in July; escaping; joining two sisters in another town; hiding with non-Jews in several places, including Wysoka; her older sister's denouncement and arrest; hiding with her younger sister and three-year-old nephew in Sonina; assistance from her brother-in-law who was hiding elsewhere; learning of his denouncement and murder; liberation by Soviet troops in summer 1944; joining a group of survivors, including her future husband; traveling to Kraków, then Wrocław; marriage in December 1945; living in displaced persons camps in Germany; assistance from UNRRA; her son's birth in 1950; and emigration to the United States. Ms. B. notes many non-Jews who helped them in hiding, and her ever-present fear, even after the arrival of Soviet troops.

Author/Creator
B., Betty, 1924?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
Interview Date
January 16, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Betty B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-514). 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/4293914
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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