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Abe B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4349) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4349

Videotape testimony of Abe B., who was born in approximately 1922 in Brest-Litovsk, Poland (presently Brest, Belarus). He recounts living in Biała Podlaska; attending the Mir Yeshiva; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation; being smuggled with other yeshiva students to Vilnius; living with a family in Kėdainiai; receiving a letter from his mother (he never saw his family again); Soviet occupation; obtaining Dutch visas to Curaçao in Kaunas with others from the yeshiva; traveling to Moscow, then Vladivostok; receiving permission to enter the United States section of Shanghai; arrival on May 1, 1941; assistance from the Jewish community and the Joint; ghettoization after Japanese invasion; continuing to study with the Mir Yeshiva; and joining relatives in the United States after the war. Richard F. discusses his experiences in Shanghai at the end of the testimony.

B., Abe, 1922?-
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
July 16, 1980.
Brest (Belarus)
Biała Podlaska (Poland)
Mir (Belarus)
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Kėdainiai (Lithuania)
Kaunas (Lithuania)
Moscow (Russia)
Vladivostok (Russia)
Shanghai (China)
Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abe B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4349). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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