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Lori B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-905) interviewed by James W. Pennebaker and Sarah Mendel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-905

Videotape testimony of Lori B., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece. She recounts her family's affluence; attending private French schools, then university; German invasion; marriage in 1941; her son's birth; confiscation of her father's business and assets; her husband's arrest; arrest with her parents and nine-month-old baby; incarceration in the Baron de Hirsch quarter; their deportation to Bergen-Belsen; her son's death; contacts with Dutch prisoners, including Abraham Asscher; observing cannibalism in another section of the camp; slave labor in a factory; a German soldier bringing her extra food; smuggling food to her mother in the hospital; learning they were to be evacuated; her husband smuggling her mother out of the hospital so they could be together; liberation from the evacuation train by Soviet troops; returning home; her father's futile attempts to recover his business and property; her son's birth; divorce; and emigration with her parents and son to the United States in 1951. Ms. B. discusses nightmares resulting from her experiences; her parents' focus on their memories; and her son's reluctance to hear about her experiences despite her desire to share them with him.

Author/Creator
B., Lori.
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
January 24, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lori B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-905). 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/4294456
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