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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.
Locale
Vienna (Austria)
Austria
Antwerp (Belgium)
Brussels (Belgium)
Paris (France)
Nice (France)
Marseille (France)
Casablanca (Morocco)
Cuba
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.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295322
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