B., Ludwig, 1933-
Ludwig B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2303) [videorecording] / interviewed by Steve Lang and Ann Estus, November 10, 1992.
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1992.
Videotape testimony of Ludwig B., who was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1933. He recounts his father's cattle-hide export business; his family moving to Kraków shortly after his birth due to antisemitism; his father's business trip to the United States in 1939, from which he could not return when Germany invaded Poland; his sister's arrest for falsifying documents (they later learned she perished in Auschwitz); ghettoization; round-ups; escaping with his mother; hiding with fifteen relatives in a warehouse attic with assistance from the Polish caretaker; fear of discovery; a pregnant woman having to obtain an abortion; and Soviet liberation. Mr. B. recalls attempting to retrieve family property; attending school as a non-Jew due to antisemitism; learning his father had divorced his mother; joining his father in the United States; attending college; serving in the Coast Guard; marriage; joining his father's business; bringing his mother to the United States; and her eventual emigration to Vienna, Austria. He discusses at length his business ventures and experiences in the United States.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Ludwig B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2303). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
B., Ludwig, 1933-
Holocaust survivors. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061527
Video tapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85143214
Men. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083510
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061518
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148465
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148359
Jewish ghettos. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95007077
Jews -- Poland -- Kraków.
Escapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85044783
Mothers and sons. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85087539
Germany. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80125931
Hamburg (Germany) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81086822
Kraków (Poland) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79125145
Oral histories (document genres) aat http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300202595
Child survivors.
Aid by non-Jews.
Antisemitism -- Prewar.
Antisemitism -- Postwar.
Postwar experiences.
Kraków ghetto.
Lang, Steve, interviewer. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n91029662
Estus, Ann, interviewer.
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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