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Oral history interview with Leah Laskowski

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

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Leah Laskowski describes her childhood in Warta, Poland; the pre-war antisemitism she experienced; how her family was forced to move into the Lodz 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 Lodz; 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.

Interviewee
Leah Laskowski
Interviewer
Debbie Bleicher
Anne Feibelman
Date
1982 March 06  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (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 11:31:58
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