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Oral history interview with Lucine Horn

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0293

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Lucine Horn, born in Lublin, Poland in 1926, describes her childhood; the German invasion in September 1939; no longer being allowed to attend school and getting a job in a bank to earn money for her family; going into a ghetto with her father and brother in April 1942; her mother’s transport to the Majdanek concentration camp; her father’s decision to bribe a ghetto guard to let her, her younger brother, and her future husband Felix Horn leave the ghetto in November 1942; traveling to Warsaw by train and sneaking into the Warsaw ghetto by posing as workers; marrying Felix on December 13, 1942 at her uncle's home in the Warsaw ghetto; escaping from the ghetto to the Aryan side of Warsaw in April 1943 with her brother; posing as a Gentile and renting an apartment, where she hid many Jews, including her husband and brother; seeing her brother being deported to a concentration camp in July 1943 after she had attempted to get him onto a transport that the Germans said was headed for Switzerland; continuing to live as a Gentile and hiding her husband until October 1944, when they traveled to a peasant village near Kraków, Poland; being liberated in this village and moving to Vienna, Austria with Felix; attending university in Vienna; and immigrating to the United States in 1950.

Interviewee
Ms. Lucine Horn
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1994 July 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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