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Oral history interview with Rudy Landesberg

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

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.

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Rudy Landesberg
David Sokolsky
interview:  1988 November 13
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:18
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