Lea-Lily S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2793) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Thessalonikē, Greece: Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 1, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lea-Lily S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2793). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lea-Lily S., who was born in Larisa, Greece in 1903. She recalls her five brothers; attending teacher's college in Thessalonikē; marriage; her daughter's birth; divorce; her immediate family escaping to Palestine, via Turkey after German invasion; not leaving with them due to her illness; obtaining false papers; her brother's friend hiding her and her daughter in a nearby village; leaving because she feared exposing her rescuers; traveling by boat to Skopelos Island in June, 1943; teaching in the local school; detention by German troops; a German releasing her with a warning not to be outside too much; the Germans leaving for another island where they executed many, then leaving Skopelos permanently a few weeks later; sending her daughter to school in the United States; joining her there; and returning to Thessalonikē three years ago. Ms. S. discusses many relatives who did not escape from Thessalonikē and were killed; her parents remaining in Israel for the rest of their lives; and the emigration of three brothers' to the United States.