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Lieselott E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1491) interviewed by Barbara McPherson and Helene Goldberg,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1491

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    Videotape testimony of Lieselott E., who was born in Parchim, Germany in 1920. She recalls holiday observances in the local synagogue; deteriorating conditions beginning in 1933; the arrest and brief imprisonment of all Jews in Parchim in 1935; her father's belief that conditions would improve; laws banning her from school; visiting relatives in other cities so she could be anonymous; her father's stroke in 1936; destruction of their house and business on Kristallnacht and her father's second stroke; and fleeing to Berlin, where he died. She recounts returning home with her mother; selling the house to pay fines levied against the Jews for damage done on Kristallnacht; confiscation of their gold and silver; an invitation to meet a potential husband in Aruba; parting from her mother (she never saw her again); marriage in Aruba in September 1939; prohibition of her mother's emigration to Aruba after Germany invaded Holland; and emigration to the United States in 1950.
    E., Lieselott, 1920-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    April 18, 1990.
    Parchim (Germany)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Lieselott E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1491). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    McPherson, Barbara, interviewer.
    Oppenheimer, Helene, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; nd 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Crystal Night, 1938.

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