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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2410

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.

Author/Creator
M., Lilly, 1918-
Published
Kansas City, Mo. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
May 6, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 1 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lilly M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2410). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.