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Henri B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-80) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-80

Videotape testimony of Henri B., who was born in Paris in 1926. He describes the antisemitism he encountered as an apprentice jockey before the war; his escape to southern, unoccupied France when the Jews of Paris were ordered to assemble for deportation; and his detention in and escape from the internment camp at Rivesaltes. He also tells of his life in hiding on a French farm and his activities in the French underground, where, because of his small size, he was trained and employed to work with explosives. Mr. B. speaks with great emotion about his attempts to remember his Jewishness while simultaneously living in fear of its discovery by others. He also recalls the desensitization and the denial of his Jewish upbringing necessary to perform the underground activities which resulted in the loss of human life.

Author/Creator
B., Henri, 1926-
Published
Palm Beach, Fla. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 5, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henri B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-80). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616785
Record last modified: 2013-06-05 14:53:00
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