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Oral history interview with Lonia Mosak

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

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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.

Interviewee
Lonia Mosak
Interviewer
Gary Covino
Date
1999 June 11  (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
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:02
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