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Lili I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1462) interviewed by Irene Wasserkrug and Herbert Hane

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1462

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.

Author/Creator
I., Lili, 1925-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
February 4, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1083434
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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