Lori S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1321) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
- Interview Date
- June 4, 1990.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lori S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1321). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lori S., who was born in Linnich, Germany, in 1922. Mrs. S. speaks of her family's longstanding local prominence; the Nazi boycott of her father's department store; the family's move to Sittard, Holland, in 1934; German invasion in 1940; anti-Semitic measures; ignoring friends' advice to hide; and her family's internment in Westerbork in November 1942. She details camp regimen; her father's anguish at working for the camp Jewish police; naiveté about the destination of departing transports; transfer to Terezín in September 1944; separation from her parents and brother; learning of her father and brother's deportation to Auschwitz; forced labor; and close bonds among her group of female prisoners. She recounts refusing inclusion in a prisoner exchange (her father had advised her not to volunteer for anything); elaborate German ruses during a Red Cross visit; depression on learning of Roosevelt's death; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her brother; returning to Holland with her mother; and emigration to the United States in 1947.