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Oral history interview with Johanna Liebmann and Max Liebmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0108 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0015

Hanne Liebmann and Max Liebmann discuss their childhoods in Karlsruhe and Mannheim, Germany; their families’ hardships with the rise of Hitler; their memories from Kristallnacht; their deportation to Gurs, France; their daily life and the economic system of the camp; their release from Gurs to Le Chambon with the help of social service agencies; Hanne’s life in hiding; Max’s life at a Jewish Boy scout farm; their experience escaping to Switzerland; their experiences living in a work camp; immigrating to the United States; being diagnosed with tuberculosis; trying to survive and raise their daughter in New York City; their views on Judaism and being religious; and finding other survivors after the war and sharing their stories with school children.


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Interviewee
Max Liebmann
Ms. Johanna E. Liebmann
Interviewer
Joe Richmond
Date
interview:  1998 June 02
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:57
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