Ben-Zion H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3574)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 27, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ben-Zion H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3574). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ben-Zion H., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1936, one of five children. He recounts his father carrying him across the street during a German bombing; ghettoization; he and a sister sneaking through holes in the wall to get food; another sister, who was a nurse, hiding him in the hospital during a round-up; his family's deportation; escaping; an elderly Polish woman hiding him and other children; selling newspapers and cigarettes; observing the ghetto uprising; his sister taking him to Kraków to hide with her; returning to Warsaw when she did not come home one night; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. H. discusses not understanding how he and other street children survived the cold weather, and remembering relatively little.