Simon B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-254) interviewed by Emily Howard and Sally Moskowitz
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
- Interview Date
- March 11, 1984.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Simon B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-254). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Simon B., who was born in Berlin in 1909. Mr. B. recalls his family's close relationship with the non-Jewish family who lived in the apartment above his; his father's military service during the first World War; quitting school in order to help his ailing father with the family business; his attempt to emigrate to Israel; and the totally transformed attitude of his German "friends" after 1933. He describes anti-Jewish measures to which he was subjected; Kristallnacht; hiding from the police; being smuggled, with his wife, into Belgium, and arranging for his parents to follow; and emigrating to the United States, where he and his wife were later joined by his parents. Mr. B. also speaks of his life in the United States; his relationship with his children and grandchildren; the emotional effects of his wartime experiences; and his reasons for giving testimony.