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Lucie H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-761)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-761

Videotape testimony of Lucie H., who was born in Lublin, Poland. She recalls German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; the shooting of children at the orphanage; deportation with her family to the Majdan Tatarski ghetto in April 1942; sharing food with Majdanek inmates; hiding with her boyfriend's family during the ghetto's liquidation in November 1942; escaping with her brother and boyfriend with assistance from her father; hiding in Lublin; traveling with her brother and boyfriend to the Warsaw ghetto; her marriage; learning her father was killed while attempting to escape; obtaining false papers; escaping from the ghetto with her brother and husband on March 23, 1943; hiding with assistance from non-Jews; arranging for her brother to be sent to Switzerland in July 1943 (she never saw him again); the Polish uprising in September 1944; evacuation as non-Jews to a village; and their liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945. Mrs. H. describes their return to Lublin; learning that no family members had survived; traveling to Vienna in October 1946; and their emigration to the United States. She notes her survival was due to coincidence.

H., Lucie.
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
June 29, 1986.
Majdan Tatarski
Lublin (Poland)
Warsaw (Poland)
Vienna (Austria)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lucie H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-761). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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