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Lilly T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2572) interviewed by Judy Roth and Brenda Stiefel,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2572

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Lilly T., who was born in Zawiercie, Poland in 1928, the youngest of seven children. She recalls her comfortable childhood; German invasion; hiding in bunkers during round-ups; attending a clandestine school; her brothers' deportation to labor camps; ghettoization; pervasive hunger; forced factory labor making military uniforms; her father hiding when the ghetto was liquidated (he perished); deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her mother and a newborn sibling (they were gassed); grueling appels; helping her sisters (they did not survive); working in a munitions factory; random selections; evacuation to Ravensbrück in January 1945; transfer to Malchow; liberation from a death march in Parchim by United States troops; returning to Poland; briefly staying with friends; moving to Germany; reunion with her four brothers; emigration to the United States in 1952; and marriage in 1954. Mrs. T. discusses her compulsion to share her experiences, including with her children; visiting Auschwitz in 1979; and recurring nightmares. She shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    T., Lilly, 1928-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 23, 1993.
    Locale
    Poland
    Zawiercie
    Zawiercie (Poland)
    Parchim (Germany)
    Cite As
    Lilly T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2572). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Roth, Judy, interviewer.
    Stiefel, Brenda, 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., 3 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Bunkers.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288208
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:23:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4288208

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