Henry B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1255) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Selma Dubnick
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
- Interview Date
- November 1, 1988.
- 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.
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.