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Moshe B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4409) interviewed by Susan Millen and Barbara Hadley Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4409

Videotape testimony of Moshe B., who was born in Rymanów, Poland in 1926, the youngest of four children. He recounts his family's poverty; attending cheder and public school; antisemitic harassment; his brothers studying in Pinsk (they were exiled to Siberia by the Soviets); German invasion; selection for forced labor; his family's deportation; transfer to the Rzeszów ghetto; deportation to Pustków in 1943; slave labor; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau in 1944, then Buna/Monowitz two weeks later; train transfer to Mauthausen; many deaths en route; Czechs throwing them food; transfer to Hannover; slave labor in a factory; Allied bombings; a death march to Bergen-Belsen; taking scraps from the garbage; liberation by British troops; returning home; reunion with one brother, a Soviet soldier, in Katowice; traveling to Prague; living in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; joining a Zionist group; emigration to the United States, with assistance from the Joint; draft into the U.S. military; being stationed in Ulm; discharge; traveling to Israel; marriage; and the births of three sons. He sings several songs and shows photographs.

Author/Creator
B., Moshe, 1926-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2008
Interview Date
January 29, 2008.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Moshe B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4409). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.