Lea E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2082) interviewed by Pam Goodman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- November 19, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lea E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2082). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lea E., who was born in Danzig in 1925, an only child. She recalls antisemitism in school beginning in 1933; moving to Baranowicze, Poland in 1938; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; mass killings in 1942, including her mother; working as an interpreter for the Germans; forced labor manufacturing gloves; marriage; final liquidation of the ghetto; asking a German officer to allow her father and cousin to stay with her during a selection; their transfer to Koldyczewo in fall 1943; a three month plan to organize an escape; escaping with one hundred people in March 1944; joining the partisans; hiding in the forest; liberation by Soviet troops; their return to Baranowicze; moving to Łódź; encountering antisemitism; relocating to Berlin; her Jewish marriage ceremony; and emigration with their two children to the United States in 1952 (her father moved to Israel). Mrs. E. discusses sharing her experience with her children and the death of a son at age twenty-five. She shows photographs.