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Marcel B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4297) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4297

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    Videotape testimony of Marcel B., who was born in Dorohoi, Romania in 1924. He recounts his family's affluence; his father's law practice; treatment for illness in Botoșani and Iași; a beloved grandmother; his bar mitzvah; learning an uncle in Vienna was deported to Sachsenhausen (he did not survive); housing a Romanian officer; the officer warning them to hide prior to a pogrom in June 1940; moving with his sister to Bucharest so they could attend school; assistance from a wealthy uncle; hiding during an Iron Guard pogrom in January 1941; returning to Dorohoi; his father's deportation as a hostage; his arrest; his mother securing his release; returning to Bucharest; hiding during a pogrom; forced construction labor; an officer allowing him to study for exams; his mother and sister joining him using false papers; his father's transfer to Pitești; Allied bombings; his mother and sister moving to Pitești; escaping to Pitești in spring 1944; returning to Bucharest; Soviet liberation in August; joining his family in Dorohoi; assistance from the Joint; their move to Bucharest; attending medical school; antisemitic harassment; changing to a Romanian surname; and emigration to the United States in 1964. Dr. B. discusses many details of his experience, family history, and historic background. He shows photographs and documents.
    B., Marcel, 1924-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
    Interview Date
    June 1, 2004 and June 28, 2004.
    Dorohoi (Romania)
    Botoșani (Romania)
    Iași (Romania)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Pitești (Romania)
    Cite As
    Marcel B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4297). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.
    Related publication: Dorot shel Yahadut ve-Tsiyonut Dorohoi : Saven, Mikha'ilen, Daraban, Hertsah, Rada'uts-Prut / `arakh ve-liket David Shelomoh. Kiryat Byalik : Irgun yots'e Dorohoi veha-sevivah, c1992-1996, v. 1-5.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (2 hr., 54 min. and 2 hr., 45 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.

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