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Lucie J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1252) interviewed by Anne Kaplan and Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1252

Videotape testimony of Lucie J., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924, an only child. She recounts antisemitic harassment; membership in a Jewish sports club; attending a swim meet in Breslau; the Anschluss; anti-Jewish restrictions; her father's arrest and deportation to Dachau in May 1938; eviction from their home; living with an aunt; participating in a Zionist youth group; a non-Jew warning them to leave their Jewish neighborhood prior to Kristallnacht; staying with friends in another area; her mother sending her to London in January 1939 on a Kindertransport organized by Hakoah; learning of her father's release and her parents' emigration to Palestine; moving to a Jewish children's home in Newcastle; preparing to emigrate to Palestine at a Zionist agricultural camp; emigration and reunion with her parents in Palestine; living in a Youth Aliyah village; returning to England to marry a Jewish soldier after the war; her daughter's birth; her husband's death sixteen years later; emigration to join her parents in the United States; remarriage; and her son's birth.

Author/Creator
J., Lucie, 1924-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
Interview Date
November 15, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lucie J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1252). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.