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Blanca B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1597) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Susanna Newman, May 15, 1990.

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1597

Videotape testimony of Blanca B., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1919. She recalls her family's affluence; moving to Katowice; attending public school; her fierce Polish patriotism; antisemitism starting in 1936; attending the Sorbonne in 1938; returning home for vacation in 1939; German invasion; moving with her family to Warsaw; escaping with her parents, brother, and his fiancée to Lʹviv; Soviet occupation; deportation to central Russia; working in a forest; German invasion; traveling to Tashkent, then Samarqand; pervasive illness and hunger; two brief jailings in her father's place; marriage in 1942; returning to Katowice, then Warsaw with her husband and mother-in-law after the war; violent antisemitism; traveling to Salzburg, then Paris; her son's birth; emigration to the United States; her daughter's birth; her husband's death two years later; and bringing her parents to join her. Ms. B. notes that those who could fully tell the entire tragedy were all killed. She shows photographs.

B., Blanca, 1919-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Warsaw (Poland)
Katowice (Poland)
Paris (France)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Samarqand (Uzbekistan)
Salzburg (Austria)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Blanca B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1597). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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