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Oral history interview with Rebecca Lissing

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

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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.

Interviewee
Rebecca Lissing
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1980 November 04  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:40:13
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