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Oral history interview with Emily Schleissner

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0344

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

Emily Schleissner (née Tausek), born on September 22, 1914 in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes growing up; her deportation to Theresienstadt in 1941; marrying the camp’s chief physician, who was later deported to and killed in Auschwitz; remaining in Theresienstadt until 1945, when she was liberated; returning to Prague in 1945 and staying there until 1957 when she left with the intention of coming to the United States; being denied entry into the United States and instead moving to Caracas, Venezuela; finding a job working for a doctor and remarrying; and eventually immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Emily Schleissner
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 July 31  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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