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Lili G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1779) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Helen W. Silverman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1779

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    Videotape testimony of Lili G., who was born in Yasinya, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1928. She recalls an antisemitic teacher; friendly relations with Christians; Hungarian occupation; her father's and brothers' service in Hungarian forced labor battalions; hiding Polish refugees; German occupation; anti-Jewish measures; billeting of German soldiers in their home; her mother being beaten; their deportation to Mátészalka; receiving food from Hungarians; a German soldier beating her grandfather; their deportation to Auschwitz; being told by a Jewish prisoner to say she was eighteen; separation from her mother; staying with two girls from her hometown; transfer to Essen; improved conditions; slave labor in an ammunition factory; destruction of the factory by allied bombing; transfer to Gelsenkirchen; receiving food from a German guard; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; lying among corpses; liberation by British soldiers; recovery in Sweden; living with a Jewish family; learning of her father's and brothers' deaths in Buchenwald; emigration to the United States in 1947; and marriage in 1948. Mrs. G. discusses her nightmares; continuing contacts with camp friends who helped her; thoughts of her mother giving her hope in the camps; sharing her experiences with her children; and her compassion resulting from these experiences.
    G., Lili, 1928-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    April 16, 1991.
    I︠A︡sini︠a︡ (Ukraine)
    Mátészalka (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Lili G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1779). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strochlic, Kathy, interviewer.
    Silverman, Helen W., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 9 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Survivor-child relations.

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