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Oral history interview with Samuel Lissing

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

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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.

Interviewee
Samuel Lissing
Interviewer
Nora Huppert
Date
1992 September 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
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.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:03:45
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