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Oral history interview with Samuel Lissing

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.134 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0134

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    Oral history interview with Samuel Lissing


    Interview Summary
    Samuel Lissing, born March 2, 1921 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, describes growing up in Holland before the war; working as a diamond cutter before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war and the German occupation; on November 11, 1942 being sent to a cinema in Amsterdam with other diamond cutters; being sent to a camp in Vught to build a diamond factory, which was never used; being transferred to Westerbork for a night then to Auschwitz; being sent to Monowitz to the music barracks; finding his brother there and staying with him for a few months; the purpose of the orchestra; being sent to Dachau and then to Mühldorf; liberation; returning to the Netherlands after the war ended; and immigrating to Australia in 1951; and establishing his life in Australia.
    Samuel Lissing
    Nora Huppert
    interview:  1992 September 21
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lissing, Samuel, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Samuel Lissing on September 21, 1992 for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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