Media Files
Title:
Benjamin V. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4370
Orbis bib 7848162
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 2007-01-03
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4370
Orbis bib 7848162
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body V., Benjamin, 1936-
Person or Corporate Body Westerbork (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Person or Corporate Body V., Benjamin, -- 1936-
Person or Corporate Body Westerbork (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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 Mothers and sons
topical Fathers and sons
topical Brothers and sisters
topical Brothers
topical Concentration camp inmates
topical Family relationships
topical Concentration camp inmates
topical Religious life
geographic Netherlands
geographic Amsterdam (Netherlands)
geographic Zielitz (Germany)
geographic Hillersleben (Germany)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Child survivors
topical Postwar experiences
topical Postwar effects
topical Antisemitism
temporal Postwar
topical Aid by non-Jews
Format:
1 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Benjamin V., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1936, one of four children. He recounts his parents living in Palestine in the 1930s; their return to Holland; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; round-up to a synagogue; deportation with his family to Westerbork; hunger and lack of sanitation; his father sabotaging deportation lists when he cleaned the offices; celebrating Hanukkah; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in 1944; looking for extra food; his father obtaining school books for him; his mother making matzo and his father reciting the Haggadah in their barrack; sharing bread he found with his father; receiving two Red Cross packages; piles of corpses; boarding a train; Allied bombings; abandonment by the Germans in Zielitz; liberation; recuperating in Hillersleben; hospitalization; returning to Amsterdam; and encountering antisemitism. Mr. V. notes he and his siblings survived because of his parents' Palestine documents; feeling like he entered a “vacuum” after liberation; physical impairments resulting from concentration camps; and continuing to be orthodox.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
Date:
creation 2007-01-03
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
V., Benjamin, 1936-
Millen, Susan
Katz, Barbara Hadley
Interviewee V, Benjamin (5760)
Interviewer Millen, Susan
Duration:
02:17:28

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