Shari B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-66) interviewed by Ron Taffel and Mark Blechner
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
- Interview Date
- November 6, 1982.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Shari B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-66). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Shari B., who was born in Košice, Slovakia, circa 1928. Mrs. B. describes antisemitism and awareness of her Judaism; the German occupation; her inadequate awareness of the events of the war; being smuggled, with her sisters, out of her town and living with a former Jewish maid; and her and her sister's flight to Bratislava, where they hid for several months and where she met her future husband. She tells of the arrest of her sister; her own arrest and weeklong interrogation; her obsessive fear of dying by German hands; and her transfer to a transit camp in Sered,̕ where she was reunited with her sister and from where they were taken to Theresienstadt. Mrs. B. recounts her humiliation and constant thoughts of suicide; her sustaining relationship with her sister; and her liberation by the Russians. She also discusses her marriage and the effects of her experience on herself and her children.