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Jacob and Mira B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-93) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-93

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Jacob B., who was born in Piotrków, Poland, in 1922 and his wife Mira B., who was born in Sosnowiec in 1925. Mrs. B. describes her happy childhood; her religious education and participation in Zionist organizations; the panic during the German occupation; and her deportation, with her sister, to a labor camp. Mr. B. recalls his childhood education; relations with non-Jews; being sent from Dąbrowa to Piotrków during the German invasion; widespread violence and looting; and his deportation and experiences in numerous labor camps including Anhalt, Markstädt, Ludwigsdorf, Gräditz, and Langenbielau; the growth of his spiritual resistance, most notably in the form of poetry which he wrote and which was widely distributed within the camp; and his present refusal to write about his experiences. Mrs. B. also tells of her sustaining relationship with her sister; her liberation from Langenbielau; and a disappointing postwar visit to Sosnowiec. Both Mr. and Mrs. B. speak of the circumstances under which they first met, in the camp in Markstadt; his courtship of her there; the permanent sense of loss resulting from their experiences; and their relationship with their children.
    Author/Creator
    B., Jacob, 1922-
    Published
    Boston, Mass. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    July 22, 1980.
    Locale
    Poland
    Piotrków Trybunalski (Poland)
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
    Dąbrowa Białostocka (Poland)
    Cite As
    Jacob and Mira B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-93). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 52 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616895
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
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