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Oral history interview with Masha Loen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0305 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0053

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Masha Supporzhnikov Loen, born in July 28, 1930 in Kaunas, Lithuania, discusses her liberation from Stutthof by Russian forces; her life while working for the Russian forces in Regenwald; reuniting with her father in Lódz, Poland; getting engaged to a Russian soldier; moving to Austria; meeting her future husband; working for Bricha; how she helped to smuggle people out Poland; getting married; attending art school; immigrating to the United States; arriving in New Orleans, LA; moving to Los Angeles, CA; her experiences working in the fashion industry; starting a family; her views on Simon Wiesenthal; her work with the Holocaust museum in Los Angeles; her views on religion; American politics; helping to establish the Gateway of Mental Health Hospital; her work with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; her opinions on the personalities of Holocaust survivors; her poetry; going back to Europe; her view of Israel; and the importance of remembering the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Masha Loen
Interviewer
Regina Baier
Date
1999 July 11  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation