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Oral history interview with Renata Laqueur

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

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.

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Laqueur, Renata
Michel, Karen
interview:  1998 February 07
Oral histories.
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:28:07
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