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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4297

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.

Author/Creator
B., Marcel, 1924-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
Interview Date
June 1, 2004 and June 28, 2004.
Locale
Romania
Dorohoi (Romania)
Botoșani (Romania)
Iași (Romania)
Bucharest (Romania)
Pitești (Romania)
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marcel B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4297). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/6696975
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