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Oral history interview with Charlotte Dessen

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

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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.

Interviewee
Charlotte Dessen
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1980 October 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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