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Oral history interview with Sol Lurie

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0039 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0031

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    Oral history interview with Sol Lurie


    Interview Summary
    Sol Lurie discusses the change in relationships between Jews and Christians in Kaunas, Lithuania once the war started; when Poland was invaded by both the Germans and the Russians; living in the Kaunas ghetto; the ghetto killing grounds; his time in Birkenau; being liberated from Buchenwald by the Americans; the death of his brother; traveling to France; finding his relatives in the United States; immigrating to the United States on the S.S. Marine Flasher; his goal to outlive Hitler; daily life in New York; returning to Germany as an American soldier; becoming an American citizen; meeting his first wife and getting married; raising a family; reuniting with other children who survived Buchenwald; his views on religion and fate; meeting his liberator in New York; reasons why survivors should talk about the Holocaust; his views on US politics; being a member of the Knights of Pythias; his thoughts on Israel; his post-war family; the death of his first wife; and marrying his second wife and starting a new family.
    Sol (Shaya) Lurie
    Steve Roland
    interview:  1998 November 30
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lurie, Sol, 1930-

    Administrative Notes

    Steve Roland, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the oral history interview with Sol Lurie on November 30, 1998.
    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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