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Oral history interview with Charlotte Dessen

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.1 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0001

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    Oral history interview with Charlotte Dessen


    Interview Summary
    Charlotte Dessen (née Behrens), born on September 18, 1925 in Gardelegen, Germany, discusses her childhood and education; studying horticulture; her attempt to immigrate to South Africa prior to WWII; her deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she stayed from May 1943 to January 1945; her work in a munitions factory and losing a finger; her transfer to Ravensbrück; and her immigration to Northern Rhodesia in 1947; and her arrival in Australia in July 1966; and settling in Chatswood, N.S.W.
    Charlotte Dessen
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    interview:  1980 October 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Dessen, Charlotte, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Charlotte Dessen to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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