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Simon B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-254) interviewed by Emily Howard and Sally Moskowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-254

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.

Author/Creator
B., Simon, 1909-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
Interview Date
March 11, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616995
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