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Oral history interview with Lilly Rattner Shirey

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.9.3 | RG Number: RG-50.609.0003

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Lilly Rattner Shirey, born October 27, 1932, discusses her childhood in Nazi occupied Vienna, Austria; her Deaf mother; her family's escape from Austria during the night in April 1940 and taking a train to Italy; sailing to the United states on the Rex; hiding jewelry and gold in their clothing; their detainment on Ellis Island; and their eventual entry into the United States.

Collection Subtitle
Exodus: A Deaf Family Escapes the Holocaust
Interviewee
Lilly Rattner Shirey
Interviewer
Patricia Durr
Date
2005  (interview)
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology
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Record last modified: 2018-04-18 12:28:25
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