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Lisbeth B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1235) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1235

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    Videotape testimony of Lisbeth B., who was born in Posen, Germany (presently Poznań, Poland) in 1911. She recounts living in a small village; moving to Berlin for safety during World War I; returning to Posen which became Poland; attending a German school; her father's death in 1928; working as a tutor and in a German publishing house; assisting Jews deported from Germany in 1938; participating in Zionist organizations; German invasion in 1939; deportation in December to Ostrów Lubelski; traveling to Warsaw; working as a tutor; her mother declining a non-Jew's offer to hide them; ghettoization; transfer to Pawiak prison as a translator for a Gestapo member; her mother joining her; the Gestapo member saving many other Jews (he committed suicide when they left); witnessing an execution of Jews captured during the Warsaw ghetto uprising; her mother's death; contact with the Polish underground; transfer to Łódź, Sochaczew, a prison in Berlin, then to Theresienstadt in summer 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; assistance from UNRRA; living in Eichstätt displaced persons camp; and emigration to England, then to the United States in 1950. Ms. B. discusses numbing herself to atrocities witnessed in the ghetto and in Pawiak, and her resulting emotional numbness to the present time.
    B., Lisbeth, 1911-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
    Interview Date
    January 28, 1988.
    Poznań (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Ostrów Lubelski (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Sochaczew (Poland)
    Cite As
    Lisbeth B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1235). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Tobin, Phyllis O. Ziman, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.

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