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Lea-Lily S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2793) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2793

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.

Author/Creator
S., Lea-Lily, 1903-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece: Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
June 1, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297004
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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