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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4369

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Czechoslovakia
    Bardejov (Slovakia)
    Nitra (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Abraham B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4369). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. with VHS time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Bunkers.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/7848155
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
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