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Oral history interview with Lily Blayer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.5 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0005

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

Lily Blayer, born March 8, 1916 in Berehove, Czechoslovakia (now in Ukraine), describes her father’s delicatessen and bakery; living in a mixed neighborhood and having Jewish and non-Jewish friends; her family and being raised Orthodox; the beginning of the war and the Hungarian occupation of their part of Czechoslovakia; the bad conditions under the Hungarian occupation and not receiving help from their non-Jewish neighbors; his father losing his shop in 1942; the ghetto; the German occupation in the spring of 1944; how her brother had been sent to labor camps in 1941; being deported in May 1944 by cattle car to Auschwitz; the selections and being separated from her family; her work in the camp; being left in the hospital during the camp evacuation; being liberated by the Russian Army; and how her experiences influenced her life and outlook.

Interviewee
Lily Blayer
Date
1988 August 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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