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Oral history interview with Lola Rapoport

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.50 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0050

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    Oral history interview with Lola Rapoport


    Interview Summary
    Lola Tennebaum Rapoport, born October 4, 1919, discusses her family’s move to Łódź, Poland; her father Moshe Tennebaum, who owned a cigarette factory; her mother Tola Weissfle; her older brother and younger sister; attending a Polish school; the beginning of the war; being expelled from their home; her father having to give away his factory; working in a knitting factory 1939-1941; getting married in the ghetto on March 6, 1942; working in the office of an upholstery factory; her brother working as a doctor for which he received special rations; her sister, who worked in a raincoat factory; the deportation of her family in August 1944; her husband, who hid his parents; the 500 Jews allowed to stay in the ghetto; living in a compound in the ghetto that was administered by the Gestapo; being liberated by the Russians; living with her husband’s family; her father and brother returning to Łódź in May/June 1945; her father getting his cigarette factory back; having a baby in 1946; going to Stockholm, Sweden for eight months; traveling through Copenhagen, Denmark then Italy, and ultimately immigrating to Australia in March 1948; her father, who remarried and went to Israel; her brother staying in Poland until 1958 when he immigrated to Australia; adjusting to life in Australia; her husband’s knitting factory; having a second child; and her message to future generation to learn the history of the Holocaust and try to prevent it from happening again.
    Lola Rapoport
    Kitia Altman
    interview:  1996 April 25

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Rapoport, Lola, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on April 25, 1996, in Melbourne, Australia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum acquired the tape of the interview in July 1996.
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