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Liane R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4503) interviewed by Lawrence Langer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4503

Videotape testimony of Liane R., who was born in 1934 in Vienna, Austria. She describes a happy childhood; her father's death in 1938; Kristallnacht; soldiers looting her home; her family’s attempt to emigrate to Cuba on the St. Louis; being sent to France and living in Loudun and Paris; German invasion; crossing into unoccupied France; living in poverty in Limoges; receiving support from Das Komitee; observing Marshal Phillippe Petain at a parade; and the family receiving visas to take a ship to Lisbon. She recalls staying two weeks before taking a ship to the United States; landing in New York City; living with family on the Lower East Side, then Brooklyn; learning of the deaths of most of her family; and collecting stories of other surviving passengers on the St. Louis for a book. Ms. R discusses how her experiences made her feel uncomfortable around other people as a child; and struggling to comprehend her mother's grief until she started collecting the stories of other St. Louis passengers.

R., Liane. 1934-
Brookline, Mass : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
Interview Date
March 5, 1991.
Vienna (Austria)
Limoges (France)
Lisbon (Portugal)
New York (N.Y.)
Cite As
Liane R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4503). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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