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Oral history interview with Leah Laskowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1228 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1228

Leah Laskowski describes her childhood in Warta, Poland; the pre-war antisemitism she experienced; how her family was forced to move into the Łódź Ghetto in September 1939; the difficulties she experienced in the ghetto; her father's death; her deportation to Auschwitz with her mother and sisters in 1943; the selection process; the loss of her mother; the conditions in Auschwitz; her transfer to Stutthof; the death of her sister in Stuthoff; her experiences with typhus and starvation; the despair she felt; her experiences on a death march to Berlin; her liberation by Soviet troops; her recuperation in the hospital; her return to Łódź; her reunion with her fiance; her marriage; her experiences with post-war Polish antisemitism; her relocation with her husband to a displaced persons camp in Germany; the birth of their daughter; and their immigration to the United States in 1950.

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Leah Laskowski
Debbie Bleicher
Anne Feibelman
interview:  1982 March 06
1 sound cassette (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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