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Oral history interview with Lillian Steinig

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.48 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0048

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    Oral history interview with Lillian Steinig


    Interview Summary
    Lillian Edelstein Steinig, born January 23, 1923 in Stryj, Poland (Stryĭ, Ukraine), describes her father, who was a merchant and farmer until the Russian occupation in 1939; her father being forced to give up his large farm to the Soviet authority; her family moving to the city, where her father worked in a lumber yard; attending a strict Russian school with her younger brother until 1941 when the Germans occupied Stryj and relocated Jews; Jewish attempts to hide and the 1942 round up of Jews, including her father and brother; how her father and brother jumped from a moving cattle car and returned home; receiving aid from non-Jewish Poles, who gave her false identification papers and hid her brother and parents; a Polish family in Przedborz sheltering her until 1945; her trip through the Russian zone at the war's end for a reunion with her family, who moved briefly to Krakow; Antisemitic outbreaks in Krakow; being forced to flee to a displaced persons camp in Austria in 1946; working in Linz, Austria with her brother in Simon Wiesenthal's Jewish Identification Center; the family immigrating to the United States in January 1949 aboard the SS Marina; and joining relatives in Philadelphia, PA.
    Lillian Steinig
    interview:  1982 April 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Steinig, Lillian.

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Lillian Steinig in Philadelphia, PA on April 22, 1982. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on September 22, 1998.
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