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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2572

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.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288208
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:06:00
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