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Lore B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1156) interviewed by Harriet Ainbinder and Judy Schwab

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1156

Videotape testimony of Lore B., who was born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany in 1925. She recalls her father's death in 1935; expulsion from public school due to anti-Jewish restrictions; her mother's and other relatives' arrests on Kristallnacht; their release; attending a Jewish school in Mannheim; deportation with her mother, younger sister, grandmother, and other relatives to Gurs in October 1940; her sister's placement in a children's home; her grandmother's death; transfer to Rivesaltes in March 1941; observing Yom Kippur; release to a hotel in Marseille; deportation to Les Milles in September 1942; her release as a child younger than she really was; her mother's deportation to Auschwitz (she did not survive); returning to the hotel in Marseille; joining her sister in Palavas-les-Flots with assistance from the Resistance; being hidden in several locations; their placement in a “hotel” with an attached school in Marseille run by a priest (many Jews were hidden there); liberation by United States troops; living with her sister in Marseille and Paris; and their emigration to join relatives in the United States in October 1946. Ms. B discusses a 1984 trip to Germany and Austria; visiting her father's grave; and antisemitic incidents.

Author/Creator
B., Lore, 1925-
Published
Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
Interview Date
April 2, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lore B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1156). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.