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Oral history interview with Leah Starkman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.32 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0032

Leah Starkman, born in Charleroi, Belgium in 1931, describes her family and childhood; the German occupation of Belgium; her family’s escape to France after the war broke out; her family’s forced ghettoization in South France; the paperwork that allowed her departure from the ghetto; health conditions that forced her to enter a special home to treat bronchitis; her doctor’s wishes to adopt her; her reluctance to be adopted because of her hope to find her family after the war; her departure from the doctor’s home to live with a farmer; troubles she encountered trying to locate her father after the war; reuniting with her father; her involvement in a Jewish youth group where she met her husband; and immigrating to the United States.


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Interviewee
Leah Starkman
Interviewer
Sue Sussman
Date
interview:  1992 April 09
Language
English
Extent
2 videotape reels (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:16
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