Abraham O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-189) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- Norfolk, Va. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- March 20, 1980.
- 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.
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.