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Lola L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1027) interviewed by Shelly Jubelirer and Gitta Chaet

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1027

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.

Author/Creator
L., Lola, 1927?-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
Interview Date
July 6, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282895
Record last modified: 2016-11-30 13:50:00
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