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Oral history interview with Lotte Hirsch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0291 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0440

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    Oral history interview with Lotte Hirsch


    Interview Summary
    Lotte Hirsch, born in 1918 in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, describes her childhood; her encounters with antisemitism while she attended university; the Soviet occupation of Chernivtsi from 1940 to 1941 and having to stop her university studies and work in a factory; witnessing deportations to Siberia carried out by the Russians; Romanian and German troops taking over Chernivtsi and establishing a ghetto and several restrictions on the Jewish population; hearing about executions carried out by the German and Romanian soldiers; how her fiancé Carl was able to obtain an exemption from deportation because of his profession as an engineer; her marriage to Carl in a civil ceremony in the mayor's office; life under the occupation; witnessing more deportations in 1942; receiving better treatment after a new governor of Bukovina was instated; the return of Carl's cousin from deportation to Transnistria; her liberation by the Russians in 1944; and her immigration to the United States in 1962.
    Lotte L. Hirsch
    Dr. Radu Ioanid
    interview:  1995 May 05

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    Oral histories.
    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Radu Ioanid, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Lotte Hirsch on May 5, 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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