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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2531

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    L., Dorothy, 1922-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    March 10, 1993.
    Locale
    Poland
    Łódź
    Zgierz (Poland)
    Ozorków (Poland)
    Stryków (Łódź, Poland)
    Łowicz (Poland)
    Malmö (Sweden)
    Cite As
    Dorothy L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2531). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rappaport, Naomi, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 42 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287806
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4287806

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