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Oral history interview with Leon Lehrer

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

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    Oral history interview with Leon Lehrer


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Leon Lehrer
    Nora Huppert
    interview:  1989 December 28
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    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
    Lehrer, Leon, 1918-
    Corporate Name
    Red Army (Soviet Union)

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Leon Lehrer 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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