Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Manny B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1592) interviewed by Michael Alpert,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1592

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Manny B., who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1926, the youngest of four sons. He recalls a wonderful childhood until German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations; forced labor; ghettoization; deportations and killings; a resistance member's futile attempt to shoot an SS; the execution of every tenth man who was there; transition of the ghetto into a concentration camp; volunteering as a carpenter; slave labor for HASAG; reunion with one brother (the rest of his family were killed); assistance from a German who admired his carpentry; liberation by Soviet troops; learning his three-year-old niece had survived hidden with a non-Jewish family and in a convent; retrieving her; being smuggled to Austria, with assistance from Beriḥah, after hearing of the Kielce pogrom; living in Linz and Badgastein displaced persons camps; and joining relatives in the United States. Mr. B. discusses the importance of not judging survivors since what they experienced is so incomprehensible; a recent trip to Poland with his family; and a continuing relationship with his niece's rescuers. He shows photographs, artifacts, and documents.
    B., Manny, 1926-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    September 5, 1990.
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Cite As
    Manny B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1592). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Alpert, Michael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 41 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us