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"Memoirs of Violet Dattner"

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0718

Consists of a transcript of the dictated memoir of Violet Dattner, originally of Transylvania. She studied in Paris in the 1930s and met and married her husband, Willy, in Belgium in 1938. They lived in Antwerp until May 1940 when they escaped into France. They were temporarily arrested in 1940, attempted to escape through Spain, but were turned back to Belgium. In 1940, they were able to escape to Havana, Cuba. She also describes her experiences trying to help other family emigrate and in the post-war years, to obtain restitution and information regarding family who perished, as well as her experiences attending the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial.

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