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Oral history interview with Lili Ofek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.113 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0113

Lili Ofek (née Ticho), born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, describes her large close family who was assimilated but kept Jewish traditions; living in Floridsdorf (21. Bezirk); experiencing antisemitism; her family trying to leave Vienna; going in December 1938 to Holland with a group of children; her trip and arrival in a children's home; her parents’ escape to Czechoslovakia and eventual illegal journey to Palestine; her adjustment and life with 40 other children in Loosdrecht, Netherlands; how she was supposed to leave for Palestine in 1940 but the war broke out in Holland; being saved from going to a labor camp in Germany and taken care of by the Jewish underground; life and conditions in the Loosdrecht children's house; being taken with other children to Westerbork, where they worked in a factory; how she got out of Westerbork to the underground in Amsterdam from there to Rotterdam and from there to a safe house in Sevenum; her post-war work finding hidden children and organizing a children's house in Arnhem; and her reunification with her parents in Palestine.

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Lili Ofek
interview:  1992 September 12
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:15:02
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