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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

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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.

Interviewee
Max Liebmann
Ms. Johanna E. Liebmann
Interviewer
Joe Richmond
Date
1998 June 02  (interview)
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
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