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Dora L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2422) interviewed by Alberta Strage,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2422

Videotape testimony of Dora L., who was born in Memel (presently Klaipėda), Lithuania, the third of four children. She recounts a happy childhood in a financially comfortable home; their move to Šiauliai; Soviet occupation; deportation of her mother's relatives to Siberia; her brother fleeing to the Soviet Union in 1941; German invasion; ghettoization; slave labor in a peat bog; returning to the ghetto in 1943; public hangings; deportation with her parents and sister to Stutthof; deaths of her mother and sister; slave labor digging anti-tank trenches; a German friend of her father giving her food; evacuation in April 1945 on barges to Neustadt in Holstein where they were liberated by British troops; hospitalization for tuberculosis; working as a translator; employment by UNRRA and the Joint establishing a children's home for Jewish orphans; learning her father had survived; living in Denmark; then in South Africa from 1953 to 1979, due to health problems resulting from her experiences; marriage; the births of two children; and emigrating to England.

L., Dora.
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
February 17, 1993.
Klaipėda (Lithuania)
Šiauliai (Lithuania)
Neustadt in Holstein (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dora L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2422). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.