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Mila B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1056) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1056

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    Videotape testimony of Mila B., who was born in 1927 in Chrzanów, Poland, one of six children. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; her grandfather's death in 1936 resulting from antisemitic violence by Poles; German invasion; deportations of two brothers; forced factory labor; her mother's deportation, then one sister's, then her own in 1942; arrival at Sosnowiec; transfer to Neusalz; slave labor in a textile factory; singing songs with other prisoners; fasting on Yom Kippur; learning from a newly-arrived prisoner from Chrzanów that her father, brother, and youngest sister had been deported; a death march in January 1945; Hitler Youth beating them en route through Potsdam; escaping for a day and a half with another girl; arrival in Flossenbürg; public hangings; train transport to Bergen-Belsen; corpses scattered everywhere; liberation by British troops; living in Lingen with a German family, then in Bergen; reunion with her brother; emigration to the United States in 1947; marriage to a survivor from Chrzanów; and the births of three children. Ms. B. notes her brother was her only immediate family member to survive; her continuing belief in God; and sharing her experiences with her children. She shows photographs.
    B., Mila, 1927-
    Union, N. J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
    Interview Date
    July 9, 1987.
    Chrzanów (Poland)
    Potsdam (Germany)
    Lingen (Lower Saxony, Germany)
    Bergen (Celle, Germany)
    Cite As
    Mila B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1056). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Tobin, Phyllis O. Ziman, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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