Marcel B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3995)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1998
- Interview Date
- March 4, 1998.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marcel B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3995). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marcel B., who was born in Iași, Romania in 1924, the younger of two children. He recounts his family's poverty; attending Hebrew school for four years, then public school until 1930; antisemitic harassment; working while attending high school; expulsion of Jewish students in 1940; attending a Jewish high school; observing mass killings of Jews, including his uncles; hiding with his family; Romanian soldiers finding them; deportation with his father to Stamora Română; many deaths en route; train transfer to another village; slave labor on the railroad; release in September 1941; returning to Iași; reunion with his mother and sister; attending high school; his father's deportation to Bessarabia; deportation to a camp near Kishniev; losing a finger during slave labor; escaping; arrest for desertion in August 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; his father's return; attending medical school; marriage; his daughter's birth; his wife's death in 1963; remarriage; and emigration to join his daughter in Israel. Mr. B. discusses his father preventing him from committing suicide in the deportation train; suppression of atrocities against Jews during the communist period; and pervasive painful memories. He shows documents.