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Shulamit L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4411) interviewed by Susan Millen and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4411

Videotape testimony of Shulamit L., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1927. She recounts her family's poverty; attending public school; her parents' divorce; living with her mother; the Anschluss; anti-Jewish restrictions resulting in expulsion from school; participating in a Zionist youth group; her father's remarriage; Kristallnacht; her father's emigration to the United States; her emigration with other children via Trieste to Palestine in 1940; receiving a postcard from her mother in Theresienstadt; living with a family in Jerusalem, then at a children's village; learning after the war, through the Red Cross, that her mother had been deported to Auschwitz; visiting her father in 1947; marriage; moving to London in 1953; her daughter's birth; emigration to the United States; and her second daughter's birth. Ms. L. discusses visiting Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and her family's apartment in Vienna thirteen years ago; and revisiting Vienna at the invitation of the Austrian government.

Author/Creator
L., Shulamit, 1927-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2008
Interview Date
February 14, 2008.
Locale
Austria
Vienna (Austria)
Palestine
Trieste (Italy)
London (England)
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Shulamit L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4411). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.