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Ann L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1122) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker and Deborah Shelkan Remis

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1122

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.

Author/Creator
L., Ann, 1931-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
Interview Date
January 21, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1065441
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:10:00
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