Lucy F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2065) interviewed by Linda Pasternack
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 3, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lucy F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2065). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lucy F., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1923 and lived in Ząbkowice. She describes moving to Sosnowiec at age four; her family's affluent lifestyle; education in Catholic and Jewish schools; increasing antisemitism, including boycotts and school quotas; exclusion of her Jewish group from a Polish independence parade; an influx of Jewish German refugees; German invasion; balking at wearing an arm band; ghettoization in Srodula (suburb of Sosnowiec); forced labor outside the ghetto; avoiding labor camps due to her boyfriend's influence; liquidation of the ghetto in August 1943; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her parents and sister (they perished); transfer to Annaberg then Peterswaldau; liberation by Soviet troops; hearing antisemitic remarks while traveling home; staying with cousins in Katowice; a car accident en route to Sosnowiec; and joining her boyfriend and his father in the Feldafing displaced persons camp. Mrs. F. discusses her marriage; medical studies in an UNRRA school and in Munich; emigrating to the United States in 1951; and her children's marriages to children of survivors. Mrs. F. shows a box of photographs which were found by a stranger cleaning the ghetto and returned to her after the war.