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Lilly G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1060) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1060

Videotape testimony of Lilly G., who was born in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary in 1923. She recalls attending a Jewish school; her family's orthodoxy; her brothers' draft into Hungarian slave labor battalions; one brother feigning insanity to evade service; visiting him in Budapest; German invasion in March 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her mother and younger sister (she never saw them again); remaining with her sister and her future husband's mother; transfer to Dachau; hospitalization; her sister singing to her; friends hiding her since she was too sick to work; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; hospitalization; living in a displaced persons camp; reunion with a brother; traveling to Budapest; marriage; moving to Sweden to join her husband's sister; and emigration to the United States. Ms. G. tells of nightmares resulting from her experiences and discussing her experiences only with others who were in camps.

Author/Creator
G., Lilly, 1923-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
July 28, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lilly G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1060). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294799
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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