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Lucy R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2628) interviewed by Gabriel Gorenstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2628

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.

Author/Creator
R., Lucy, 1920-
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
Lucy R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2628). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.