Sylvia B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-223) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Dori Laub
- New Haven, Conn : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
- Interview Date
- July 15, 1979.
- 3 copies:3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sylvia B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-223). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sylvia B., who was born in Velykyĭ Bereznyĭ, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine), in 1928. Mrs. B. speaks of her early family life; her Orthodox upbringing; and the absence of prewar Czech antisemitism. She recalls the effects of the Hungarian occupation in 1939, including anti-Jewish regulations and a Jewish census in 1942; and continued Czech benevolence under Hungarian rule. She recounts the German occupation, during which she had to hide; the rumor-filled environment of Passover in 1944; the round-up of the town's Jews in a synagogue; and her deportation with her family to Auschwitz.