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Lili B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1010) interviewed by Elizabeth Jacob and Gitta Fajerstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1010

Videotape testimony of Lili B., who was born in Transylvania. She recalls Hungarian occupation; moving to Budapest in 1942; working as a seamstress; German occupation in 1944; anti-Jewish restrictions; a difficult journey home; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her family; helping each other stand during appells; forced labor in Gelsenkirchen; liberation from a death march by Soviet troops; returning home; learning one brother had survived; living with her uncles; illegally traveling to Vienna in 1945 with a Zionist group; moving to the Leipheim displaced persons camp in 1946; reunion with her brother; marriage in 1947; and emigration from Marseille to Israel in July 1948. Mrs. B. describes military service in the Israel-Arab War; discharge from service while her husband remained; her son's birth in 1949 and her daughter's in 1958; her husband's emigration to the United States; and following him in 1959. She discusses her depression during the 1960s.

B., Lili.
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1987
Interview Date
December 13, 1987.
Transylvania (Romania)
Budapest (Hungary)
Marseille (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lili B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1010). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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