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Gregory B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3977) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3977

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    Videotape testimony of Gregory B., who was born in Rovno, Poland (presently Rivne, Ukraine) in 1930, an identical twin. He recounts his family's move to Radziwiłłów (presently Radyvyliv) in 1933; having a governess; attending Hebrew school; Soviet occupation; his father's arrest in April 1940 (they never saw him again); deportation three days later with his mother, twin brother, older sister, and paternal grandparents to a small village in Siberia; his grandparents and sister returning to Poland prior to the German invasion of the Soviet Union (they did not survive); his mother's vain attempts to locate their father, writing letters and going from village to village; harsh conditions including hunger and poor sanitation; his mother freezing to death in winter 1946; he and his brother being sent back to Poland shortly thereafter; being cared for by agencies, including the Joint and UNRRA; being moved to France for illegal emigration to Palestine; boarding the ship Exodus in 1947; interdiction by the British; being returned to Germany; joining relatives in Israel in 1948; he and his twin enlisting in the military; serving until 1950; his brother studying in France; emigration to the United States in 1956; his brother joining him in 1957; and his brother's death in 1992. Mr. B. notes visiting Siberia in 1988 to place a monument on his mother's grave.
    B., Gregory, 1930-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1999
    Interview Date
    May 7, 1999.
    Rivne (Rivnensʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Radyvyliv (Ukraine)
    Siberia (Russia)
    Cite As
    Gregory B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3977). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kaplan, Raymond, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 5 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Postwar experiences.

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