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Lily T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4200) interviewed by Michel Rosenfeldt and Marie-Pierre Antoine

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4200

Videotape testimony of Lily T., a Catholic, who was born in Sampont, Belgium in 1921, the older of two sisters. She recounts her father's service in World War I; living with her maternal grandparents in Arlon; attending boarding school; a Jewish friend fleeing to France; volunteering for the Red Cross; German invasion; helping the wounded; her father's involvement in the resistance; distributing underground newspapers, and other resistance activities; arrest with her parents in 1943; incarceration in Arlon; transfer to St.Gilles; interrogation in Avenue Louise; her trial and release; living with an aunt; rearrest with her aunt as hostages; deportation to Ravensbrück; hiding a woman who had been subjected to medical experiments; slave labor in a sewing factory; a guard brutally killing a prisoner at work; pervasive death; transfer by the Swedish Red Cross to Malmö via Lübeck; being wounded when Allied planes strafed her bus; hospitalization in Markaryd; returning home; reunion with her mother (who had also been in Ravensbrück) and sister; and marriage in 1948. Ms. T. notes learning her father and brother-in-law had been killed; and telling her friend's mother how her daughter died en route to Sweden; receiving decorations for her service in the resistance; participating in a Ravensbrück prisoners association; and sharing her experiences with her son.

T., Lily, 1921-
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1998
Interview Date
February 3, March 2, March 9, 1998.
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lily T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4200). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.