Abe B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4349) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- July 16, 1980.
- 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.
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.