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Oral history interview with Liane Reif-Lehrer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0124 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0043

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    Oral history interview with Liane Reif-Lehrer


    Interview Summary
    Liane Reif-Lehrer discusses her voyage on the ship Saint Louis; living in Portugal and Spain; the death of her father; her memories of life during the Holocaust; immigrating to the United States; adjusting to life in New York, NY; her experiences with prejudice; being sent to Catholic summer camps; how the Holocaust affected her physical well-being; her relationship with her family; the importance of education; going back to Portugal and Spain; her views on contemporary acts of genocide and war; receiving accounts of the deaths of her relatives during the Holocaust; giving lectures on her experiences during the Holocaust; visiting the house where she grew up in Vienna, Austria; and her views on the German people.
    Dr. Liane Reif-Lehrer
    Sandy Tolen
    interview:  1999 May 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Corporate Name
    St. Louis (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    Sandy Tolen, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Liane Reif-Lehrer on July 28, 1994 in Lexington, MA.
    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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