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Oral history interview with Lily Sasson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1258 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1258

Lily Sasson discusses her youth in Ada, Yugoslavia (now Serbia); the antisemitism she experienced; her family's religious practices; her involvement with a youth Zionist movement; her experiences in Sarajevo after the German invasion of Yugoslavia in 1939; her decision with her husband to flee to the Italian-occupied area to the south, and their experiences on this journey; the good treatment they initially received from the Italians; their deportation to a concentration camp in Durrës, Albania and the conditions there; their subsequent transfer to the camp in Ferramonti, Italy and the relatively good conditions there; their transfer to the town of Calabria, Italy, where they had to check in with the local police periodically; liberation in 1945 by the US Army; the family's decision to remain in Italy after the war; and their decision to immigrate to the United States in 1951.

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Lily Sasson
interview:  1985 March 10
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: 2020-02-28 12:09:29
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