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Shoshana B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3865)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3865

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Shoshana B., who was born in Belz, Ukraine in 1933, the younger of two sisters. She recounts her family's relative affluence; Soviet occupation; her family joining grandparents in Radekhiv; attending a Jewish school; German invasion; hiding during round-ups; her father's murder; she, her mother, and sister burying him in the cemetery; her sister volunteering for forced labor using false papers as a Pole; being hidden with non-Jews; leaving to return to her mother; hiding with her mother under a cow shed for eighteen months; a Jewish man joining them (he was armed); being moved to another barn; the Jewish man killing a German; hiding in a bunker; capture; transfer to Kamenka, then the Lʹviv ghetto; transfer to Płaszów, Auschwitz/ Birkenau, then Bergen-Belsen; her mother sharing extra food; liberation by British troops; hospitalization; their transfer to Helsingborg via Lübeck; recuperating in Kongaö; learning her sister had survived; traveling to Marseille; emigration to Palestine in May 1946; her sister joining them; marriage; and the births of three children. Ms. B. discusses testifying in a war crimes trial in Stuttgart. She shows photographs and documents.
    Author/Creator
    B., Shoshana, 1933-
    Published
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
    Interview Date
    November 7 and November 15, 1996.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Radekhiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ)
    Lʹviv
    Germany
    Stuttgart
    Poland
    Belz (Ukraine)
    Radekhiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Kamenka-Bugskai︠a︡ (Ukraine)
    Lübeck (Germany)
    Helsingborg (Sweden)
    Kongaö (Sweden)
    Palestine
    Marseille (France)
    Cite As
    Shoshana B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3865). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew
    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (4 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Bunkers.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Radekhiv ghetto.
    Subjects
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Women. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Children. Jewish children in the Holocaust. Jewish ghettos. Jews--Ukraine--Radekhiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ) Jews--Ukraine--Lʹviv. Mothers and daughters. Concentration camp inmates--Family relationships. War crime trials--Germany--Stuttgart. Poland. Belz (Ukraine) Radekhiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine) Kamenka-Bugskai︠a︡ (Ukraine) Lübeck (Germany) Helsingborg (Sweden) Kongaö (Sweden) Palestine--Emigration and immigration. Marseille (France) Oral histories (document genres) B., Shoshana,--1933- Płaszów (Concentration camp) Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Birkenau (Concentration camp) Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4466966
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:53:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4466966

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