Stephen B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1587) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Lucia Rudenberg
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- March 21, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Stephen B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1587). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Stephen B., who was born in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary in 1927. He recalls being raised with his sister in Debrecen; joyous family holiday celebrations; attending a Jewish school; German occupation in March 1944; anti-Jewish laws; ghettoization; forced labor cleaning bombing rubble; transfer to a brickyard a month later; deportation with his mother and sister to Strasshof (his father was in a slave labor battalion), then a labor camp in Vienna; contacts with Allied POWs; an Austrian foreman giving him extra food; observing Yom Kippur; disappearance of the guards; traveling to Budapest, then Debrecen; reunion with his father; leaving to illegally emigrate to Palestine (his parents and sister remained); learning they had left to join relatives in the United States; working for Beriḥah for three years in Italy; and emigrating to the United States due to his mother's illness in 1949 with assistance from HIAS. Mr. B. discusses his sense of abandonment resulting in his belief in self-reliance, and the loss of many relatives. He shows photographs and documents.