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Lola J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-766) interviewed by Geri Joskowitz and Faye Rozmaryn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-766

Videotape testimony of Lola J., who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1926. She recalls her father's death in 1935; German invasion; ghettoization; one brother's escape to the Soviet zone; forced labor in a HASAG factory; mass deportations which included her sisters and mother; conversion of the ghetto to a camp; receiving extra food from one German; encouraging each other by singing; sharing extra food with her remaining sister; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; reunion with another sister in Feldafing displaced persons camp, then with her brother; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. J. discusses her frailty due to her experiences; pervasive nightmares; and being overwhelmed when she tried to write about her experiences.

Author/Creator
J., Lola, 1926-
Published
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1986
Interview Date
March 2, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lola J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-766). 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/4282345
Record last modified: 2015-08-19 08:53:00
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