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Oral history interview with Renata Laqueur

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0049 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0010

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    Oral history interview with Renata Laqueur


    Interview Summary
    Renate Liselotte Margarethe Laqueur, born in 1919 in Brieg, Germany (now Brzeg, Województwo Opolskie, Poland), discusses moving to Holland when she was a child; becoming a United States citizen in 1957; her assimilated family’s affiliation with Judaism; life in the Netherlands from age three until her arrest in 1943 and then being taken to Bergen-Belsen, where she kept a diary from 1944 to 1945; life in New York City in the 1950s; a New York University professor’s discovery of her diary; her interest and successes in fashion illustrating and reporting; her 1971 Ph.D. dissertation, which discusses thirteen other diaries written by concentration camp inmates; her connections to the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City, both as a patient and as a staff member; and the publication of her diary in 1965 in the Netherlands and the 1983 German translation.
    Renata Laqueur
    Karen Michel
    interview:  1998 February 07
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. One statement in the interview is not to be used in any publication or production, see release agreement for details.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Laqueur, Renata.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted the interview with Renata Laqueur on February 7, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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