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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Strassburger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0362 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0087

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    Oral history interview with Elizabeth Strassburger


    Interview Summary
    Elizabeth Strassburger, born in 1938, discusses her childhood in a small town near Zakopane, Poland; her father’s arrest and imprisonment in Siberia; being forced into the Tarnow ghetto with her mother and grandmother; watching her grandmother being taken by the Germans; hiding under an assumed Christian identity; being drugged and hidden in a basement during dangerous times; the family who hid her and her mother; believing she was a Catholic; her Catholic schooling; liberation by the Russians; learning she was Jewish after the war; being smuggled out of Poland with her mother; living at a Jewish orphanage with her mother in Germany; learning her father was alive; moving to Italy to be with her father; immigrating to England with her family; immigrating to the United States; adjusting to life as a teenager in the U.S.; her marriage; studying social work in college; her volunteer work; and her family.
    Elizabeth Lusthaus Strassburger
    Margaret Garrett
    interview:  1997 October 31
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Garrett, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on October 31, 1997 in Rockville, Md. The interview was transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on October 31, 1997.
    Funding Note
    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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