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Lucille M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1933) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1933

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    Videotape testimony of Lucille M., who was born in Zborów, Poland (presently Zboriv, Ukraine) in 1930. She recalls Jewish communal life and Zionism; her affluent family; antisemitic harassment by children; German bombardment in 1939; Soviet occupation; confiscation of her father's business by Soviet authorities; German invasion in June 1941; her father and uncles hiding during a mass killing of Jewish men; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; having extra food and protection due to her father's membership on the Judenrat and his non-Jewish associates; incarceration in the Zborów labor camp; a non-Jewish associate smuggling her out; hiding with other family members at his farm until liberation by Soviet troops in September 1944; learning a Polish priest told the local farmers to help the Jews (her future husband made him a cassock to express their appreciation); moving to Kraków; traveling to Germany eighteen months later; living in a displaced persons camp in Munich, then another camp for three years; marriage; emigration to the United States; and sharing her experience with her children. Mrs. M. shows photographs. She notes continuing contact with their rescuers; helping them emigrate to Canada; and having them recognized by Yad Vashem.
    M., Lucille, 1930-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    November 25, 1991.
    Zboriv (Ukraine)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Lucille M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1933). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.
    Associated material: Lena A. Holocaust testimony [cousin] (HVT-1934), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 15 min) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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