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Oral history interview with Fanny Lebovits

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.68 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0068

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    Oral history interview with Fanny Lebovits


    Interview Summary
    Fanny Lebovits (born circa 1923) describes the backgrounds of her father (Herman Judelowitz born in Aizpute, Latvia) and her mother (Sarah Gamper Elterman born circa 1899); her father’s efforts as a liberation fighter for Latvia and his capture by the Germans during WWI; growing up in Liepāja, Latvia; speaking German, Yiddish, and Latvian at home; antisemitism in Latvia; attending a Jewish school; being raised by her parents as a Zionist; attending school in Riga, Latvia when the Russians came in 1940; the deportations of wealthy Latvians to Siberia before the Germans arrived in 1941; working in a hospital; the death of her father in the forest with other Jews; the Latvians who collaborated with the Germans; the creation of the ghetto in 1942; conditions in the ghetto; being send with her family to Riga-Kaiserwald camp in October 1943; and being separated from her younger sister and mother [note that the remainder of the interview concerns the interviewee’s family’s background].
    Fanny Lebovits
    Anthony Young
    interview:  1992 July

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lebovits, Fanny.

    Administrative Notes

    Anthony Young, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Fanny Lebovits in San Diego, CA in July 1992.
    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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