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Livia D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-132) interviewed by Dori Laub and Ron Taffel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-132

Videotape testimony of Livia D., who was born in Budapest in 1909. She describes her childhood in Budapest; her acute awareness of her Jewish heritage; and her move to Paris, where she met and married her husband in 1933. She relates the births of her two sons; a narrow escape from Hungary during a visit just before the war; and living in Blois with her sons while her husband served in the French army and on a farm after his escape. Mrs. D. tells of her husband's arrest and deportation; her and her children's internment in Drancy, where she worked as a farm domestic; her postwar return to Paris, where she learned of her husband's death; and her emigration to the United States after marrying an American for that purpose. She also talks about her unhappy third marriage; her love for her first husband; her children; her career as a designer; and her wish to be cremated in spite of the Jewish prohibition against cremation.

D., Livia, 1909-
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
Interview Date
August 2, 1981.
Budapest (Hungary)
Paris (France)
Blois (France)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Livia D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-132). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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