Shoshana B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3865)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- November 7 and November 15, 1996.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Shoshana B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3865). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.