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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1491

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.

Author/Creator
E., Lieselott, 1920-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
April 18, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; nd 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lieselott E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1491). 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/1089241
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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