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Lilly G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1456) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Dvorah Lichstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1456

Videotape testimony of Lilly G., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1925, an only child. She recounts a close relationship with her Hasidic grandparents; German occupation; attending a Jewish school; Kristallnacht; expropriation of her mother's business; her parents obtaining false papers; their emigration to Brussels in spring 1939; living in Antwerp; obtaining visas for the United States; German invasion in May 1940; her father's arrest as an "enemy alien"; his deportation to camps in France; arranging to be smuggled to Paris, then Nice; living in Marseille; visiting her father in the camp; acquiring visas for Cuba; her father's release; their trip to Cuba via Casablanca in January 1942; marriage to a survivor in 1955; and emigration to the United States in 1961. Ms. G. notes learning all of her father's relatives were killed during the Holocaust; visits to Vienna in 1966 and 1987; recently attending a school reunion; and she and her husband sharing their experiences with their children.

Author/Creator
G., Lilly, 1925-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
February 7, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lilly G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1456). 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/4295322
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