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Dorothy L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2531) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2531

Videotape testimony of Dorothy L., who was born in Zgierz, Poland in 1922, one of six children. She recalls Jewish holidays; German invasion; briefly fleeing to Ozorków; returning home; forced relocation to Stryków; staying briefly with a friend in Łowicz; returning to Zgierz without her parents' knowledge; hiding with relatives; a Polish neighbor refusing to give her the family's possessions; relocation to the Łódź ghetto; slave labor as a weaver; gradual liquidation of the ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; transfer to a salt mine near Hannover; the death march to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; punching a German guard despite her weakness; convalescing in Malmö, Sweden; learning all her immediate family had been killed; emigration to the United States; marriage; and sharing her experiences with her five children. Mrs. L. notes her strongest memory is of her hope, will and belief in God. She shows family photographs.

L., Dorothy, 1922-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
March 10, 1993.
Zgierz (Poland)
Ozorków (Poland)
Stryków (Łódź, Poland)
Łowicz (Poland)
Malmö (Sweden)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dorothy L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2531). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.