Lola L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1027) interviewed by Shelly Jubelirer and Gitta Chaet
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
- Interview Date
- July 6, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lola L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1027). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lola L., who was born in approximately 1927. She recounts attending a Jewish public school in Łódź; German invasion; her older brother's one-day seizure for forced labor; his escape to the Soviet zone (they never saw him again); ghettoization in 1940; forced factory labor; her father and mother dying of starvation; a round-up of children, including her four-year-old nephew; deportation with her sisters to Birkenau; selection with them for transfer to a slave labor camp; a death march to Bergen-Belsen; having to carry one sister to appell because she was so ill; escaping with her from a selection to an empty barrack; liberation by British troops; her sister's hospitalization and transfer to Sweden (she remained there, but never fully recovered); living with her other sister in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp, then Fulda; their marriages; her sister's emigration to Israel in 1948; and hers to the United States in 1949. Ms. L. discusses wanting to forget these experiences for many years; speaking of them only with other survivors; recently speaking with others, including her two sons; and her husband's death when he was thirty-one. She shows photographs.