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Halina B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3941) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3941

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Halina B., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1930. She recalls her father's Swiss watch import business; German invasion in 1939; ghettoization; escaping to Kielce with assistance from a former housekeeper; returning to the "Aryan" side of Warsaw, posing as non-Jews using false papers; assistance from two Polish women, the Swiss counsel, and his secretary; her father helping relatives escape; moving to Podkowa Leśna, then the woods near Pruszków; hiding in a bunker; their rescuers bringing food and books; threats of exposure from the Polish underground; returning to Warsaw during the 1944 uprising; being taken to Pruszków by the Wehrmacht; separation from her father; deportation with her mother and sister to Frankfurt for forced labor; agricultural work; correspondence from her father (he was in hiding); assistance from Soviet POWs; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Pruszków; reunion with her father; moving to Łódź, then Geneva; studying in Paris; emigrating with her parents to Israel; her sister's emigration to the United States; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1956. Ms. B. discusses gratitude to their rescuers; wanting to forget her previous life; and her granddaughter's interest in her experiences. She shows documents.
    Author/Creator
    B., Halina, 1930-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1999
    Interview Date
    October 5, 1999.
    Locale
    Poland
    Warsaw
    Germany
    Kielce (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Pruszków (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Podkowa Leśna (Poland)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Geneva (Switzerland)
    Paris (France)
    Israel
    Cite As
    Halina B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3941). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    False papers.
    Mutual aid.
    Bunkers.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4528162
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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