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Philip B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-198) interviewed by Dori Laub and Nancy Goodman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-198

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    Videotape testimony of Philip B., who was born in Izbica, near Lublin, Poland, in 1925. He describes his prewar family life; the wartime transfer of German and Czech Jews to Izbica, a railroad center; and a typhus epidemic there. He recounts the beginning of deportations to Bełżec, a nearby extermination camp, in 1941; his family's life in hiding; and the deportations of his father and other family members. Mr. B. relates his own capture by Polish police and his transfer to Gestapo headquarters; his feigned death in front of a firing squad; hiding with siblings and his mother; and his mother's capture and death. He tells of his transport to Sobibór in May 1943; witnessing the arrival of other transports; his participation in the inmate uprising in fall 1943; and his escape into the woods, where he hid until liberated by the Russians in 1944. Postwar topics include his treatment as a displaced person by Polish police; his participation in the 1983 trial of the former Kommandant of Sobibór and his concomitant visit to Sobibór and Izbica; and his postwar mental state.
    B., Philip, 1925-2016.
    Washington, D.C. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
    Interview Date
    April 11, 1983.
    Izbica Lubelska (Poland)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Cite As
    Philip B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-198). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Goodman, Nancy, interviewer.
    Philip B. states his year of birth as 1929; however, a later testimony and document indicate his year of birth as 1925.
    Related material: Philip B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2703), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Related material: Simcha B. Holocaust testimony [brother](HVT-3343), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.
    Concentration camps Underground movements.

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