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Bela E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-722) interviewed by Peter Ullman and John Tiebout

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-722

Videotape testimony of Bela E., one of three children. She recalls attending schools in Vilnius; her father's and brother's prewar deaths; German invasion; ghettoization; her sister's deportation; her deportation to Kaiserwald; slave labor digging trenches, then in a factory; escaping with a fellow prisoner; a Pole hiding, then denouncing, them; escaping and hiding with another man; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Austria in 1946; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Ms. E. discusses learning her sister was killed in Auschwitz; nightmares; and her husband's murder in 1980.

E., Bela.
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
Interview Date
December 14, 1985.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bela E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-722). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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