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Alice L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1370) interviewed by Dvorah Lichtstein and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1370

Videotape testimony of Alice L., who was born in Brezová pod Bradlom, Slovakia in 1926. She recounts attending public school; cordial relations with non-Jews; Slovak independence in March 1939; anti-Jewish legislation and harassment; her father's deportation (she never saw him again); living with an aunt in another town, then with an uncle; illegally entering Hungary with two girls; brief arrest; traveling to Budapest; reunion with her aunt, uncle, brother, and mother several weeks later; German invasion of Hungary in March 1944; obtaining papers as non-Jews; illegally entering Slovakia in May; acquiring false papers with assistance from the underground; German invasion; capture; deportation to Sered; transfer to Theresienstadt in December; slave labor hauling lumber; increased rations for three days during a Red Cross inspection; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; reunion with her mother and brother, then an aunt in Bratislava; and studying in Prague. Ms. L. notes the deaths of many relatives in Auschwitz; non-Jews who hid her mother in Slovakia; attending survivor gatherings in Israel; and sharing some of her experiences with her children.

Author/Creator
L., Alice, 1926-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
January 31, 1989.
Locale
Slovakia
Czechoslovakia
Brezová pod Bradlom (Slovakia)
Budapest (Hungary)
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Prague (Czech Republic)
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
Alice L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1370). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.