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Abraham B. Holocaust testimony
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4369
Orbis bib 7848155
Primary English
creation 2006-12-12
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4369
Orbis bib 7848155
Person or Corporate Body B., Abraham, 1929-
Person or Corporate Body B., Abraham, 1929-
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Men
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Children
topical Jewish children in the Holocaust
topical Fathers and sons
topical Brothers and sisters
topical Brothers
geographic Czechoslovakia
geographic Bardejov (Slovakia)
geographic Nitra (Slovakia)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Child survivors
topical Hiding
topical Aid by non-Jews
topical Bunkers
topical Postwar experiences
1 videocassettes
Abstract Videotape testimony of Abraham B., who was born in Bardejov, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1929, one of four children. He recalls his family's affluence; attending Hebrew school; his mother's death from a stroke; deportations of Jews; the family's exemption due to his father's business; moving to Nitra, thinking it safer; a Catholic man hiding his father, sister, and two brothers in his home for several months; moving to a bunker their rescuer built when it became more dangerous; liberation by Soviet troops four weeks later; returning to Bardejov; emigration to the United States in 1947; and his father and sisters joining him in the 1950s. Mr. B. notes continued contact with their rescuer, the happiest man he has ever known; his refusal to accept compensation or recognition (he did not want others to know he saved Jews); and difficulty understanding why he was saved and others were not. He shows photographs.
Primary English
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
creation 2006-12-12
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
B., Abraham, 1929-
Rudof, Joanne Weiner
Interviewee B, Abrahma (5759)
Interviewer Rudof, Joanne

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