Lili I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1462) interviewed by Irene Wasserkrug and Herbert Hane
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- February 4, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lili I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1462). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lili I., who was born in Pribeník, Czechoslovakia in 1925. She recalls a comfortable and happy life as one of five children; Hungarian occupation in 1938; cancellation of her father's business license; her brother's conscription for forced labor; transfer to Sátoraljaújhely for six weeks; transport to Auschwitz; separation from her parents, whom she never saw again; selection of one sister for gassing; transport five months later to Lichtwerden-Freudenthal with another sister; work in a military uniform factory; kindness from civilian German workers; a Jewish doctor who hid the sick; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. I. recounts returning home; reunion with her brother; her sister's marriage and emigration to the United States; her own emigration in 1948; frequent depression, which was somewhat alleviated when her brother arrived; and her marriage in 1950. She discusses her continuing depression and recent improvement.