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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.
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/6696975
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