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Lore P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-728) interviewed by Stephen Kepness and Mark Jacobs,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-728

Videotape testimony of Lore P., who was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in 1921. She recounts attending a Jewish school; babysitting for a Jewish family in Dortmund; her brother's emigration to Palestine in 1936; Kristallnacht; her father's arrest and release one week later; attending school in Berlin in 1940; working in a factory; returning home in 1941; working in Essen; deportation with her parents to the Rīga ghetto in January 1942; encountering an uncle and cousins; construction work with her mother at the airport; separation from her parents (she never saw them again); transfer to Spilwe; slave labor for AEG; trying to help her uncle (he died); brief hospitalization; observing a child's birth (the baby was discarded in the trash); ship transfer to Stutthof; transfer to Toruń; sabotaging products in the generator factory; a death march to Bydgoszcz; liberation by Soviet troops; assistance from Jewish soldiers; traveling to Łódź; marriage; returning to her hometown; reunion with two aunts; and emigration with her husband and two children to Israel in 1948, then to the United States in 1955. Ms. P. notes she has much more to tell but that it would be "without end."

P., Lore, 1921-
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
Interview Date
October 27, 1985.
Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
Dortmund (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Essen (Germany)
Bydgoszcz (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lore P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-728). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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