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Oral history interview with Lewis Schloss and Trudy Schloss

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1445 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1445

Lewis Schloss discusses being deported from his hometown in Germany to the ghetto in Riga, Latvia in 1941; the work he performed; the benefits he derived from being a native German speaker; his escape from the camp; and the work he performed as a translator for the Americans in Germany.
Trudy Schloss describes being deported to Riga; the work she performed on a farm; being transferred to Stutthof and then to another camp; the help she received from an SS guard who knew her before the war; their survival strategies and the risks they took; their marriage in Germany in 1945; immigrating to the United States; and their life in the US.

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Trudy Schloss
Lewis Schloss
interview:  1983 April 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: 2020-03-26 09:42:30
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