Alexandra L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1309) interviewed by Rose Magel and Jay Cooperson
- Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
- Interview Date
- April 9, 1989.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alexandra L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1309). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.