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Oral history interview with Rudy Landesberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1226 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1226

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Rudy Landesberg describes her childhood in Ostrova, Czechoslovakia; her marriage to a Polish Jewish engineer in 1938; the Nazi invasion of Ostrova in March 1939; her husband's decision to return to Poland; their attempts to leave Czechoslovakia; her husband's success in crossing the border by jumping off a train; his offer of employment in Turkey and decision to move there; her wait to obtain a Polish passport; the difficulties Jews faced in Czechoslovakia; her flight across the Polish border in June 1939; how she obtained a visa to Turkey; her life with her husband in Sivas, Turkey; their decision to move to the United States; how her husband obtained visas; their move to the United States; and how they adapted to their new life in the United States.

Interviewee
Rudy Landesberg
Interviewer
David Sokolsky
Date
1988 November 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:57
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