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Oral history interview with Carla Lessing

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0296 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0050

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Carla Lessing discusses living in the Hague, Netherlands; going into hiding with her family with help from the Catholic Church; her experiences in hiding; daily life in post-war Netherlands; joining a Zionist organization; meeting her husband and getting married; immigrating to the United States in 1949; daily life in Ossening, NY; moving to a kibbutz in Israel in 1951; the difficulties of moving back to the United States; life in Hastings, NY; having children; working on her education; her career in social work; taking her children to the Netherlands; founding a support group for Dutch Holocaust survivors who had been in hiding; working with the Hidden Children of the Holocaust conference; and her religious beliefs.

Interviewee
Carla H. Lessing
Interviewer
Joe Richmond
Date
1999 June 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation