B., Sonya, 1923-
Sonya B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3377) [videorecording], June 18, 1993.
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993.
Videotape testimony of Sonya B., who was born in 1923 in Poland, one of five children. She recounts her family's move to Zheludok when she was six; attending a Jewish, then Polish school; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation; attending school in Lida; joining the Komsomol; one brother's draft into the Soviet army; German invasion; fleeing east; ghettoization in Dyatlovo (Dzi?a?tlava); work caring for a baby, then forced labor building roads; joining the ghetto underground with her brother; hiding in a bunker with her father; escaping to the forest with a friend; assistance from a non-Jewish farmer; joining Jewish partisans; a brief reunion with her brother (he was in the Soviet partisans); members of her group liberating Jews, including her father, from a nearby camp; cooking, laundering, and tending to the wounded; blowing up trains; building a forest bunker; battles with German soldiers, including one in Ruda Yavorskaya; contemplating suicide when she feared capture; treatment by a partisan physician; and liberation by Soviet troops in July 1944.
Ms. B. discusses returning with her father to Zheludok, then Dyatlovo; organizing the local Komsomol; returning to Zheludok; reunion with her sister; attempted recruitment by the NKVD; escaping to ?ód?; obtaining false papers as Greeks; traveling to Warsaw; Poles killing a Jew on a train; finding Jews in Bia?a Podlaska to help bury the victim; finding her brother in Mi?dzyrzec; returning with him to ?ód?; traveling illegally to Budapest in a group using Greek passports, then to a refugee camp in Graz; assistance from the Jewish brigade; traveling with her sister to a kibbutz in Brussels, then Marseille; emigration to Palestine by boat; interdiction by the British; incarceration in ?Atlit; release; her brother's death in the 1948 war; marriage in 1951; and the births of two daughters. She discusses details of partisan life; nightmares resulting from her experiences; and not sharing her story with her children, wanting them to have happy lives.
This testimony is in Hebrew.
Sonya B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3377). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
B., Sonya, 1923-
Vsesoi?u?zny? leninski? kommunisticheski? soi?u?z molodezhi. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82052322
Holocaust survivors. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061527
Video tapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85143214
Women. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85147274
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
Forced labor. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85050453
Jewish ghettos. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95007077
Jews -- Belarus -- Dzi?a?tlava.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148517
Escapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85044783
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Ukraine.
Fathers and daughters. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047454
Brothers and sisters. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85017225
Suicide. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85129742
Refugee camps. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87007802
Nightmares. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85091914
Poland. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79131071
Z?H?aludok (Belarus) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013132950
Dzi?a?tlava (Belarus) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99275473
Lida (Belarus) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84023773
Ruda Yavorskaya (Belarus)
?ód? (Poland) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80093570
Warsaw (Poland) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79018894
Bia?a Podlaska (Poland) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80008172
Mi?dzyrzec Podlaski (Poland) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81070527
Budapest (Hungary) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79091691
Graz (Austria) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79064653
Brussels (Belgium) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79013830
Marseille (France) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79108882
?Atlit (Israel) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88282263
Palestine -- Emigration and immigration. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85097165
Oral histories (document genres) aat http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300202595
Antisemitism -- Prewar.
Soviet occupation.
Hiding.
Bunkers.
Aid by non-Jews.
Partisans.
Forests.
False papers.
Postwar experiences.
Antisemitism -- Postwar.
Postwar effects.
Survivor-child relations.
Dyatlovo ghetto.
Zshe?l (Belarus)
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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