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Lucy L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2642) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2642

Videotape testimony of Lucy L., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, the second of three children. She recalls her family's leadership role in the Jewish community; their orthodoxy; attending a Jewish school; participation in an Agudat Israel youth group; the Anschluss in 1938; anti-Jewish restrictions; preparations to emigrate; Nazis forcing her mother to scrub the street; confiscation of their apartment; witnessing their synagogue and its contents being burned on Kristallnacht; her parents arranging for her and her sister to join a children's transport organized by Rabbi Solomon Schonfeld; traveling to London via Rotterdam in December 1938; living in a B'nai B'rith children's home; attending school; correspondence with her parents; learning her brother had emigrated to Palestine and her parents to the United States; she and her sister joining them in May 1940; her father's death in 1943; marriage; and adopting two sons and the birth of a daughter. Ms. L. notes continuing fears due to her experiences. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
L., Lucy, 1923-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
September 9, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lucy L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2642). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.