Still image from Liselotte K. Holocaust testimony, June 22, 1983.
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Liselott K. testimony 1983 [video recording]

Holocaust Testimony

GenreTestimonies
Object IDLK8306_04_VA
Date of Recording22 June 1983

InterviewerDavis, Fay
IntervieweeKomar, Liselott
Duration57m 2.0s
LanguageEnglish
SynopsisLiselotte K. was born in Berlin, Germany in 1918. She describes her affluent childhood with a close, extended family. She recalls her experience of antisemitism in school and discusses how she educated herself about Judaism. She discusses the implementation of the Nuremberg laws, the erosion of relationships with non-Jews, and her expulsion from school. She describes working in a department store and training as a nurse in a Jewish hospital. She recalls the destruction after Kristallnacht. She explains how she applied through Bloomsbury House to emigrate to England and moved to Midlands in 1939. She describes learning of her parents' deportation to Theresienstadt and their subsequent deaths. She recalls emigrating to Canada.
Other Holding InstitutionsFortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (repository)
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.