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Oral history interview with Rebecca Lissing

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.5 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0005

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    Oral history interview with Rebecca Lissing


    Interview Summary
    Rebecca "Betty" Lissing (née Wynschenk), born February 11, 1923 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, discusses her family’s background; her childhood and schooling; not experiencing antisemitism before the Nazi occupation; the anti-Jewish laws decreed by the Germans; the Dutch underground; escaping to Brussels, Belgium in 1943; being arrested and sent to Auschwitz; working in a munitions factory; life in the camp; the evacuation from the camp in January 1945 and being forced to march for several days to Ravensbrück camp; being sent to Neustadt-Glewe in February 1945; liberations from the camp; convalescing in Enschede, Netherlands and in a castle in Ommen, Netherlands; finding out her husband was alive; returning to Amsterdam; and immigrating to Australia in 1949.
    Rebecca Lissing
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    interview:  1980 November 04
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    8 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lissing, Betty, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Rebecca Lissing 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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