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Alexandra L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1309) interviewed by Rose Magel and Jay Cooperson,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1309

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    Videotape testimony of Alexandra L., who was born in Danzig Free State (presently Gdańsk, Poland) in 1928. She recalls her family's affluence; cordial relations with non-Jews; her maternal grandmother living with them; antisemitic harassment beginning in 1937; her father's arrest; looting of his store; his non-Jewish employees providing assistance; expulsion from school; not understanding sudden rejection by non-Jewish playmates; attending a Jewish school; a beating by Hitler Youth; destruction of their synagogue; her father contacting a cousin in the United States; her brother's birth in July 1938; receiving United States visas; her mother's grief at having to leave her mother behind (she did not survive); emigration to the United States from Gdynia in March 1939; assistance from HIAS; marriage in 1950; her sons' births in 1954 and 1959; and working as a teacher. Ms. L. discusses her and her parents' difficulty trusting others, and her work for human rights. She shows photographs.
    L., Alexandra, 1928-
    Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
    Interview Date
    April 9, 1989.
    Gdańsk (Poland)
    Gdynia (Poland)
    Cite As
    Alexandra L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1309). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cooperson, Jay, interviewer.
    Magel, Rose, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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