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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.
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.