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Oral history interview with Lonia Mosak

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0298 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0045

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    Oral history interview with Lonia Mosak


    Interview Summary
    Lonia Mosak discusses her experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz; an uprising in Auschwitz-Birkenau; her liberation from the camp; returning to Poland after the war; the Armia Kryova; reuniting with her brother; staying on a kibbutz in Białystok, Poland; going to Austria; meeting her husband and getting married; the difficulty of immigrating to the United States; daily life in Chicago, IL; starting a family; her feelings about her tattoo number; finding family in the United States; why she never went back to Europe; her views on Israel; how the Holocaust affected her life; neo-Nazis and antisemitism; her feelings on contemporary acts of genocide; her views on Germany and Germans; and her religious beliefs.
    Lonia Mosak
    Gary Covino
    interview:  1999 June 11
    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
    Mosak, Lonia, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Gary Covino, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Lonia Mosak on June 11, 1999 in Skokie, IL.
    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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