Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
Crimes against humanity, Florida, Genocide, Holocaust survivors, 1939-1945, Jewish children in the Holocaust, Poland, Stello, Lillian Wajc
This is an oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Lillian Stello. Stello was born in Leszno, Poland, and was a small child when the Nazis occupied the city. Her parents were killed early in the occupation, after which she lived in the Warsaw Ghetto with her aunt and cousins. She and her cousins lived in several orphanages in Warsaw and Leszno before moving to Israel when Stello was eleven. In Israel, she lived on a kibbutz until she was sixteen, when she went to nursing school. At age nineteen, Stello met her husband, another survivor who had immigrated to the United States, and came to America with him. Stello describes her experiences during the Holocaust and in Israel, and discusses her life in America.
1 sound file (89 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (24 p.)
Scholar Commons Citation
Stello, Lillian Wajc (Interviewee) and Klein, Ellen Wilson (Interviewer), "Lillian Wajc Stello oral history interview by Ellen Wilson Klein, November 17, 2009" (2009). Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center Oral Histories. Paper 161.