Lucy R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2628) interviewed by Gabriel Gorenstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin
- 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
- Lucy R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2628). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lucy R., who was born in Poland in 1920, one of eight children. She recalls her family's move to Krosno; German invasion; marriage in 1940; ghettoization; her father's death; transfer with her family to a concentration camp in Krosno; working in the laundry; separation from her mother and brother; her brother's escape and return; transfer to Płaszów with her mother, brother, and husband; Amon Goeth randomly shooting prisoners; her brother hiding during the children's deportation; her husband's and brother's transfer to Mauthausen; her transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944; finding her mother there; transfer to Stutthof; dreaming her father told her to return home for Passover; a death march; escaping with five others; hiding in a pig pen; discovery by the farmer; arrest; escaping and hiding in another house; liberation by Soviet troops; receiving food and protection from a local woman; recovering in Bydgoszcz; and learning of her husband's death. Mrs. R. recounts meeting her second husband in Kraków; learning her mother was killed in Krosno after the war; living in Bindermichl displaced persons camp; locating her brother; reunion with her sister; working for Beriḥah; marriage in Austria; and emigration to the United States.