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Oral history interview with Leon Lehrer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.160 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0160

Leon Lehrer, born September 14, 1918 in Stryj, Poland (Stryi, Ukraine), describes growing up in Poland before the war; experiencing Russian and then German occupation when the war began; living in the Stryj ghetto; serving in the Russian army; returning to the Stryj ghetto; performing menial labor in the ghetto; hiding with a Polish lawyer and learning English during this time; being liberated by Russian soldiers; harboring anti-German sentiments today; meeting his wife; moving to Germany; and immigrating to Australia in 1950.


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Interviewee
Leon Lehrer
Interviewer
Nora Huppert
Date
interview:  1989 December 28
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.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:01
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