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Oral history interview with William Luksenburg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0130 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0102

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    Oral history interview with William Luksenburg


    Interview Summary
    William Luksenburg describes going on a death march from Regensburg, Germany to Lebenau, Germany; a German farmer picking him up from the road, where he fell; being brought by the farmer to American troops stationed in the nearby town of Laufen, where he was treated for malnutrition; his cousin coming to the same camp a few months later; returning with his cousin to Bayreuth, Germany, where there were other family members; reuniting in Prague with his future wife, Helen, whom he met in the Blechhammer work camp; getting married in 1947; receiving money and support from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency; attending a technical school organized by the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training; immigrating to the United States in September 1949 with Helen; and becoming a mechanic and starting his own business.
    [Note: This interview focuses on the interviewee’s post-Holocaust experiences. There is an earlier interview focusing on the interviewee’s Holocaust experience. This interview can be accessed by requesting RG-50.030*140.]
    William Luksenburg
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1998 May 26

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with William Luksenburg on May 26, 1998.
    Funding Note
    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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