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Abraham O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-189) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-189

Videotape testimony of Abraham O., who was born in Białystok, Poland, in 1914. He describes the German occupation of Białystok; the ghettoization of Białystok and the round-ups of Jews that began several weeks later; building bunkers to hide from the Germans; and the routine Aktions and selections that characterized life in the ghetto. He discusses the liquidation of the ghetto, when he and his family went into hiding in a bunker; the formation of a small ghetto around the bunker; and the development of community life within this ghetto despite the difficult conditions. Mr. O. also relates the deportation of his parents and sisters to Treblinka after they left the bunker and were caught and explains that it was his belief that he would survive which sustained him throughout the experience.

Author/Creator
O., Abraham, 1914-
Published
Norfolk, Va. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 20, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abraham O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-189). 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/617060
Record last modified: 2014-12-11 13:08:00
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