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Bery S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4347) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4347

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    Videotape testimony of Bery S., who was born in Galați, Romania in 1930. She recounts her family's move to Izmaïl; her parents' divorce; celebrating Passover with her extended family; her mother's remarriage and move to Bucharest; living with her grandmother; attending public school; their move to Bucharest in 1940; her grandmother's return to Izmaïl; anti-Jewish restrictions; attending a Jewish school; hiding during violence against Jews; seeing corpses in the street; renting part of their house to the Swiss embassy, which provided some protection; being protected by her stepfather's friend who belonged to the fascist Garda de Fier; keeping two Jewish children with them; Allied bombings; liberation by Soviet troops; visiting her aunt and uncle in Botoșani; meeting her future husband; her stepfather defecting to Austria; paying to be smuggled with her family and future husband to Budapest; joining her stepfather in Vienna; moving to Paris; marriage; emigration to the United States; and her husband's draft during the Korean War. Ms. S. discusses communication from her biological father for a short time from the Soviet Union; finding his cousin in Israel; the murders of beloved family members in the Holocaust, including her uncle and grandparents; and her sense of guilt for having survived.
    S., Bery, 1930-
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 2005
    Interview Date
    March 15, 2005.
    Galați (Romania)
    Izmaïl (Ukraine)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Botoșani (Romania)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Paris (France)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Bery S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4347). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Walker, Ann Solov, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 1/2 in. VHS submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 4 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

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