Benjamin M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-194) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
- Interview Date
- February 19, 1983.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Benjamin M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-194). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Benjamin M., who was born in Warsaw. He describes his prewar home environment; life in the Warsaw ghetto; and slave labor experiences on the "Aryan" side. He tells of joining the underground; smuggling food into the ghetto; and smuggling people into and out of the ghetto. He recounts his first meeting with his future wife, also active in the underground; smuggling his parents out of the ghetto to helpful gentiles; Nazi tricks to root out Jews in hiding; and his younger brother's falling prey to such a trap. Mr. M. describes the bombardment and burning of the Warsaw ghetto; the indifference of nearby Poles; and the experience of living on the Aryan side.