Ann L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1122) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker and Deborah Shelkan Remis
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
- Interview Date
- January 21, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ann L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1122). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ann L., who was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1931. She recalls that her father was chief physician of a hospital; a privileged childhood as an affluent Czech; her father's refusal to emigrate due to his strong Czech patriotism; Hitler's arrival in Prague in March 1939; her older brother's emigration to the United States in October; anti-Jewish regulations; expulsion from school after third grade; her father losing his position; and the family's transport to Terezín in July 1943. Mrs. L. recounts her mother's illness; her father working as a physician; contacts with Leo Baeck; stealing from the Germans' gardens; meeting arriving trains in April 1945 to search for acquaintainces; the disappearance of guards when the war ended; and their happy return to Prague, where her father regained his former appointments. She describes how the children found ways to have fun in Terezín, despite the conditions.