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Lea E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2082) interviewed by Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2082

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.

Author/Creator
E., Lea, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 19, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.