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Sara B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1108) interviewed by Dana L. Kline,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1108

Videotape testimony of Sara B., who was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia. Mrs. B., one of nine children, tells of her youth; her observant and locally prominent parents; the sympathy of young people for communism; her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1930; marriage; and the birth of her daughter in 1933 and son in 1939. She recalls her husband's internment as a foreign Jew at Beaune-la-Rolande in May 1941; smuggling false papers to him; his escape in 1942 with a fellow prisoner to Sancerre in Vichy France; her own flight with their children from Paris to Sancerre; her husband's activity as a document forger for the Resistance; his escape before a police raid; and placing her children in a convent in order to care for him after a serious operation. She discusses her role in the rescue of three children from Drancy; Allied liberation of Sancerre; reunion with her children; emigration to the United States in 1949; her husband's death in 1953; and the increased willingness of people in recent years to discuss the Holocaust.

B., Sara.
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
August 24, 1988.
Brest (Belarus)
Minsk (Belarus)
Paris (France)
Sancerre (France)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sara B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1108). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.