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Sam B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1580) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman and Toby Blum-Dobkin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1580

Videotape testimony of Sam B., who was born in Vel̕ké Raškovce, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1917, one of eight children. He recalls attending the Jewish gymnasium in Brno; training for illegal emigration to Palestine; a local official who offered to hide his sisters when deportation orders arrived; their refusal, wanting to stay with the family; his deportation to Theresienstadt in spring 1942; sharing food with his sister; transfer to Auschwitz in fall 1944; receiving extra food from his sister; transfer to Kaufering; slave labor; escaping from an evacuation train with others; receiving food and assistance from local Germans; liberation by United States troops; interpreting for the Americans; leaving for home two months later; traveling to Bratislava; learning a brother had survived; traveling to Prague, then Budapest; reunion with his brother and two sisters (seven of the eight siblings survived); traveling illegally with survivor groups to Munich; briefly staying in Landsberg displaced persons camp; traveling to Frankfurt; reunion with his girlfriend; marriage in 1947; and emigration to the United States in 1955. Mr. B. discusses his book and shows photographs, documents, and memorabilia.

Author/Creator
B., Sam, 1917-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
May 15 and May 22, 1990.
Locale
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Vel̕ké Raškovce (Slovakia)
Austria
Brno (Czech Republic)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Budapest (Hungary)
Munich (Germany)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sam B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1580). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295691
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