Lilly G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1060) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- July 28, 1987.
- 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.
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.