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Henry B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1255) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Selma Dubnick,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1255

Videotape testimony of Henry B., who was born in 1922, and served with the United States 3rd Army in World War II. He recounts his Jewish upbringing; awareness of increasing antisemitism in Europe; a relative from Warsaw sending his son to live with Mr. B.'s family; military draft in 1942; deployment to Europe in 1944; participating in combat, moving through France and Germany into Austria; liberating Gunskirchen; encountering Jewish prisoners with whom he conversed in Yiddish; liberating another camp a few days later; observing the emaciated corpses of massacre victims; and moving out with his unit a few hours later. Mr. B. notes relatives in Europe who were killed in the Holocaust, and not sharing his experiences with his children until his son prompted him.

Author/Creator
B., Henry, 1922-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
Interview Date
November 1, 1988.
Locale
United States
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henry B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1255). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.