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Oral history interview with Peter Lom

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.32 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0032

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Peter Lom (né Löw), born July 26, 1920 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, discusses his family’s background; his childhood and education; the arrest of his father in July 1939; his imprisonment in Theresienstadt from January 1942 until December 1943; being sent to Auschwitz then Schwarzheide; being close to Rabbi Benjamin Béla Vojtech Gottshall during his time in the camps; the end of the war and receiving a landing permit to got to Australia from Karl Hofmann (his mother’s cousin); arriving in Sydney in 1949; his relatives in Melbourne; working at General Motors Holden; never returning to Czechoslovakia; and his support of Jewish organizations.

Interviewee
Peter Lom
Date
1982 February 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
11 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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