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Sylvia B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-223) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Dori Laub

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-223

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.

B., Sylvia, 1928-
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.
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Sylvia B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-223). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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