Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Shari B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-66) interviewed by Ron Taffel and Mark Blechner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-66

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.

B., Shari, ca. 1928-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
November 6, 1982.
Košice (Slovakia)
Bratislava (Slovakia)
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.
View in Yale University Library Catalog:
Record last modified: 2018-05-29 11:47:00
This page: