Frances L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-675) interviewed by Frances Ganz
- Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1985
- Interview Date
- April 23, 1985.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Frances L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-675). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Frances L., who was born in Poland in 1926, the oldest of three children in an orthodox family. She recalls fleeing toward Kraków when Germany invaded in 1939; living there briefly with relatives; returning home; moving in with relatives (their house and business had been pillaged); her parents' deportation in 1942; hiding when the ghetto was liquidated; discovering her sister and brother had been deported; her deportation to Sosnowiec, then Neusalz; slave labor in a thread factory; a death march; obtaining food for herself and a friend; briefly staying in Gross-Rosen; transport to Bergen-Belsen; corpses all over; liberation by British troops; hospitalization; finding a cousin; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; marriage in October 1946; and emigration to the United States in April 1947. Ms. L. discusses appreciation for freedom and opportunity in the United States; remaining orthodox to honor her parents; not sharing her story with her children; and difficulties non-survivors have understanding what survivors experienced.