Lucille M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1933) interviewed by Jaschael Pery
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- November 25, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lucille M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1933). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.