Lucy L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2642) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- September 9, 1993.
- 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.
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.