Lilly T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2572) interviewed by Judy Roth and Brenda Stiefel
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 23, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lilly T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2572). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.