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Lilly M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2410) interviewed by Allan Cook and Janice M. Dover,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2410

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    Videotape testimony of Lilly M., who was born in Most (Most-Brux), Czechoslovakia in 1918. She remembers meeting Jewish children from Germany in 1938 and not believing their stories; attending medical school in Prague; the outbreak of war; anti-Jewish restrictions; deportation to Terezín; seeing her parents for the last time before their deportation from Terezín; volunteering to work with the elderly; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her husband (she never saw him again); appells, beatings, and selections; forced labor in Birnbaumel; liberation by Soviet troops; and remaining with her friend at the camp to help the aged. Mrs. M. recalls train travel with Russians to Czechoslovakia; brief stops in Košice and Bratislava; moving to Prague; working as an X-ray technician; remarriage; deciding to leave Czechoslovakia after the Soviets took over; illegally crossing the Czech border with her second husband; staying in Munich with the assistance of a Jewish refugee organization; difficulty proving she was Jewish because her husband was Catholic; moving to England; emigration to the United States; and her adjustment to a new life.
    M., Lilly, 1918-
    Kansas City, Mo. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    May 6, 1994.
    Most (Czech Republic)
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Munich (Germany)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Košice (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Lilly M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2410). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cook, Allan, interviewer.
    Dover, Janice M., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 1 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 48 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Husband Death.
    Postwar experiences.

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