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Oral history interview with Rose Lesser

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.336 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0336

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Rose Lesser describes her childhood in Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland); her memories of moving to an all-Jewish school in 1933; her memories of Kristallnacht; her father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald; his release; her family's flight to Shanghai, China; being strip-searched by the Germans; their arrival in Shanghai; the conditions in the Hong Kew ghetto; the hardships her family endured; the arrival of Americans to assist the refugees in 1946; her first marriage; her immigration to San Francisco; her husband's death; her remarriage; the birth of her two children; and learning of her grandparents' deaths at Auschwitz and Theresienstadt.

Interviewee
Rose Lesser
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
1998 May 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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