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Oral history interview with Leon Chameides

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0266 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0029

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    Oral history interview with Leon Chameides


    Interview Summary
    Leon Chameides, born on June 24, 1935 in Katowice, Poland, discusses life in hiding at the Univ monastery in the Ukraine; his liberation from hiding by the Russians; traveling to Lwów (L'viv, Ukraine); his reunion with his brother; staying with family members until the end of the war; moving to western Poland to escape Stalin; the black market in Poland; immigrating to England; daily life in Newcastle, where he lived for three years; immigrating to the United States on the Queen Elizabeth I; daily life in Brooklyn, NY; remembering the Holocaust and his views on being a survivor; getting married and moving to Boston, MA; joining the Coast Guard and moving to Ohio; raising his family in Connecticut; reconnecting with others that hid in the monastery during the war; going back to Poland; and his thoughts on genocide.
    Dr. Leon Chameides
    interview:  1998 November 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Chameides, Leon, 1932-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the oral history interview with Leon Chameides on August 22, 1995 in West Hartford, CT.
    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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