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Oral history interview with Lily Margules

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.84 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0084

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Lily Margules discusses her family’s experiences during the Holocaust; the three layers of Jewish society in her village of Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania); learning Yiddish in the ghetto; her mother's death from cancer in 1939; moving from Vilna to Soły (Salos), Lithuania; the 1943 liquidation of the ghetto in Soły; being sent with her sister to the labor camp Dünawerke; her father’s deportation to the Kaiserwald concentration camp; surviving the labor camp with her sister and staying at a displaced persons camp in Italy after the war; how her uncle secured papers for Lily and her sister that stated they were Protestants; immigrating to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948; marrying and raising two sons; and immigrating to the United States in 1956.

Interviewee
Lily Margules
Interviewer
Anthony DiIorio
Date
1992 April 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).