Ruth B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1080) interviewed by Raphael Rozner and Tzilah Choro,
Videotape testimony of Ruth B., who was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and moved to Sofia when her father's business burned down. She recalls attending French school; anti-Jewish restrictions beginning in 1941, including wearing the yellow star; her brother's draft for forced labor; his warning they were not to get on trains if ordered to do so; his suggestion that she join the resistance; deportation orders in May 1943; refusing to consider leaving her parents; entrusting possessions with non-Jewish friends; non-Jewish neighbors cursing the transport organizers; arrival in Khaskovski; welcome by local Jews; learning Hebrew and becoming a Zionist; joining a leftist group; traveling to Sofia a few times; liberation; returning to their home; friends returning their possessions; completing high school; attending medical school; meeting her future husband (he worked for HIAS); emigrating to Israel in 1949; visiting her parents; and moving her mother to Israel after her father's death. Ms. B. discusses her desire for her children to live in Israel.
- Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
- Interview Date
- September 14, 1984.
Khaskovo (Bulgaria : Oblast)
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ruth B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1080). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.