Abraham B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4369) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2006
- Interview Date
- December 12, 2006.
- 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.
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.