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Lisa H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-598) interviewed by Susan Millen and Suzanne Horn,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-598

Videotape testimony of Lisa H., who was born in Essen, Germany in 1919. She remembers the gradual deterioration of the Jewish situation in Germany, including restrictive legislation as well as overt displays of antisemitism; being sent to London by her parents two weeks before the outbreak of war; working as a cook in Devon; switching from one domestic job to another in London; her emigration to America in 1946; studying Yiddish at the Jewish Institute; learning of the death of her family in Europe; returning to Germany on a visit in the 1950s, where she was able to locate the director of her old school; and working for Aufbau, a German-Jewish newspaper in New York.

H., Lisa, 1919-
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
Interview Date
July 16, 1985.
Great Britain
Essen (Germany)
Devon (England)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lisa H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-598). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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