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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-223

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    B., Sylvia, 1928-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
    Interview Date
    July 15, 1979.
    Locale
    Czechoslovakia
    Velykyĭ Bereznyĭ (Ukraine)
    Hungary
    Cite As
    Sylvia B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-223). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony has poor video quality.
    Associated material: Sylvia B. and Frances G. Holocaust Testimony [with sister] (HVT-4), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies:3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/801245
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
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