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Liesel A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2061) interviewed by Alizah Brozgold,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2061

Videotape testimony of Liesel A., who was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1930, one of four children. She recalls their affluence; destruction of their home on Kristallnacht; her father's incarceration and release from Dachau; his telling her she was going to camp before she was smuggled to France by a non-Jewish woman using her own child's documents; placement in a children's home in Paris; German invasion; traveling to Limoges with a group of Jewish children who were being brought to the United States by Quakers; stopping in Gurs so some children could visit their parents; traveling to Madrid in 1941; a brief stay in a convent; traveling to Portugal, then the United States; assistance from the Red Cross; living in foster homes and with her aunt; two phone conversations with her parents (their last contact); a lasting relationship with her final foster family; marriage; and the births of two children. Mrs. A. discusses her childhood hope for reunion with her parents; one sister who survived; reluctance to share her experiences with her children; admiration for her parents' courage in sending their children away; and resolving emotional difficulties when her daughter reached the same age she had been when she last saw her parents. She shows photographs.

A., Liesel, 1930-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
May 3, 1992.
Nuremberg (Germany)
Paris (France)
Limoges (France)
Madrid (Spain)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Liesel A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2061). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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