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Leonid B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3742)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3742

Videotape testimony of Leonid B., who was born in Shpikov, Ukraine in 1921. He recounts his father's death when he was six; moving to Pohrebyshche; his mother's remarriage; moving to Kiev; attending a Jewish school, then a military school; completing training as an artillery officer two days before the German invasion in June; posting to Przemyśl; relocating to Korostenʹ; retreating with his unit through Ukraine and Belarus; witnessing the bombing of civilians; battles in Kiev and Poltava; being wounded; locals assisting him medically, providing false papers, and hiding him; moving to Cherkasy; briefly staying with his grandmother in Belozër'ye; capture; escaping his imminent execution; assistance from locals in several locations, including Ternivka; obtaining good false papers; establishing a partisan unit with others; joining an organized partisan group; many operations blowing up trains and battles with Germans; capture and escape; parachuting with others behind German lines; assisting local partisans in Poland in spring and summer 1944; and earning two advanced degrees after the war. Mr. B. notes he saved many Jews; being honored by several Polish and Czech towns; and writing books about his experiences.

Author/Creator
B., Leonid, 1921-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
February 16, 1995.
Locale
Ukraine
Shpykiv (Ukraine)
Pohrebyshche (Ukraine)
Kiev (Ukraine)
Przemyśl (Poland)
Korostenʹ (Ukraine)
Poltava (Ukraine)
Cherkasy (Ukraine)
Belozër'ye (Ukraine)
Ternivka (Bershadsʹkyĭ raĭon, Ukraine)
Language
Russian
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Leonid B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3742). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4384710
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