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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1597

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    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)
    Cite As
    Blanca B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1597). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Newman, Susanna, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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