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Oral history interview with Liane Reif-Lehrer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.108 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0108

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Liane Reif-Lehrer, born in 1934, describes living in Vienna, Austria after her Polish father’s medical training was completed; her father’s home-based dentistry practice and their well-to-do life in a 14-room apartment; her mother, Klara Gottfried, who was born in Poland; political changes that began in 1933, resulting in her father having to close his practice in 1938; her father’s suicide; her memories of Kristallnacht; escaping to France with her mother and brother, and living with other refugees in Limoges, including two girls who were her closest friends: Ruth Isner Kissinger and Bella Isner Uhlfelder; her mother’s deteriorating personality and eventual diagnosis with Alzheimer’s; and the voyage to the United States.

Interviewee
Dr. Liane Reif-Lehrer
Interviewer
Sharon Tash
Date
1992 March 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
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