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Abraham B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4369) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4369

Videotape testimony of Abraham B., who was born in Bardejov, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1929, one of four children. He recalls his family's affluence; attending Hebrew school; his mother's death from a stroke; deportations of Jews; the family's exemption due to his father's business; moving to Nitra, thinking it safer; a Catholic man hiding his father, sister, and two brothers in his home for several months; moving to a bunker their rescuer built when it became more dangerous; liberation by Soviet troops four weeks later; returning to Bardejov; emigration to the United States in 1947; and his father and sisters joining him in the 1950s. Mr. B. notes continued contact with their rescuer, the happiest man he has ever known; his refusal to accept compensation or recognition (he did not want others to know he saved Jews); and difficulty understanding why he was saved and others were not. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
B., Abraham, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2006
Interview Date
December 12, 2006.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. with VHS time coding.
Cite As
Abraham B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4369). 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/7848155
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:43:00
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