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Ralph B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2610) interviewed by Carol Cohen and Carl Schulkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2610

Videotape testimony of Ralph B., who was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands in 1939 to German refugees. He recounts his father bringing his own and his wife's parents and other relatives from Germany; his father arranging for them to hide with a Christian friend; barely escaping when they were betrayed seven months later; the underground placing him and his sister with a family for a few months; his mother's visits; living above an ice cream store with their parents for a few weeks; hiding in several other places; living in a chicken coop near Arnhem for three years with twelve people, all friends or relatives; liberation by Canadian troops; a visit to the United States in 1948; and emigration in 1951. Mr. B. discusses his reluctance for many years to reveal he was Jewish; his parents and sister returning to the Netherlands; nightmares and psychological problems resulting from his experiences; and gratitude to those who hid them while risking of their own lives (his parents continued to financially provide for them).

Author/Creator
B., Ralph, 1939-
Published
Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
Interview Date
June 30, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ralph B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2610). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296881
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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