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Oral history interview with Carla Lessing

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

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    Oral history interview with Carla Lessing


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Carla H. Lessing
    Joe Richmond
    interview:  1999 June 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Heijmans, Carla, 1931-

    Administrative Notes

    Joe Richmond, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Carla Lessing on June 28, 1999 in Hudson, N.Y.
    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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