Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

October 2009

Creation Date


Publisher Information

Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center


Austria, Crimes against humanity, Florida, Genocide, Great Britain, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Holocaust survivors, Holocaust survivors' families, Holocaust, 1939-1945, Jewish refugees, Kindertransports (Rescue operations), Schick, Lisl


This is an oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Alice "Lisl" Schick. Schick was born in Austria in 1927 and lived with her family in Vienna until 1939, when she and her brother left on the Kindertransport. They went to Great Britain and stayed in England and Wales until the war ended. Their father, a banker, was also able to come to England and was in contact with them, while their mother went to New York in 1940 and stayed with some relatives. Schick's grandparents and the rest of her family all died in the Holocaust. The family was reunited in New York in 1944, where Schick met her husband. They moved to Clearwater in 1960 and were one of the few Jewish families in the area. Schick became involved in Hadassah, beginning with the local chapter and eventually becoming one of the organization's national vice presidents.

Physical Information

1 sound file (111 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (35 p.)