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Leib B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4410) interviewed by Rachel Wizner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4410

Videotape testimony of Leib B., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1920, one of seven children. He recalls attending public school; studying at the Bobowa Yeshiva from 1937 to 1939; returning home when war was imminent; German invasion; two brothers and one sister escaping through Hungary and Romania to Israel; ghettoization in 1941; deportation to Tarnów, then Brzesko; joining an aunt in a town near Bochnia; learning his parents had died from typhus; returning to the Kraków ghetto with his youngest brothers; moving to Bochnia; deportation with two brothers and a sister in 1943 to Trezbinia, then Auschwitz; slave labor carrying tracks; transfer with one brother to a missile factory in January 1945, then to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops in April; living in the displaced persons camp; moving to a religious kibbutz in Frankfurt am Main; marriage; moving to Weisbaden; assistance from UNRRA; his brother's marriage in Hannover in 1947 and emigration to the United States; the birth of his first child; and emigration to join his brother in 1949. Mr. B. shows documents and photographs.

Author/Creator
B., Leib, 1920-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2006
Interview Date
February 8, 2006.
Locale
Poland
Kraków
Kraków (Poland)
Bobowa (Poland)
Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
Brzesko (Poland)
Bochnia (Poland)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Hannover (Germany)
Wiesbaden (Germany)
Language
Yiddish
Copies
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Leib B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4410). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.