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Oral history interview with Livia Bitton Jackson

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0128.7 | RG Number: RG-50.165.0007

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    Oral history interview with Livia Bitton Jackson


    Interview Summary
    Livia Bitton Jackson (née Elli L. Friedmann), born in 1931 in Chamorin, Czechoslovakia (Šamorín, Slovakia), discusses growing up in a predominantly Hungarian town, where it was difficult to hide during the war; how it felt to return to Chamorin after the war; immigrating to the United States in 1951 with her mother; surviving several concentration camps, including Auschwitz, Płaszów, and Augsburg; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp from 1949 to 1951; being 13 years old when she was sent to Auschwitz and being saved because she had blond hair; her views of how inmates behaved during the war; her views on German reunification; using education to prevent another event like the Holocaust; her schooling in Munich, Germany and earning a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1961; experiencing antisemitism; her Jewish identity; her views on the relations between black and Hispanic Americans and Jewish Americans; earning a master’s degree from New York University in Jewish history; and her first marriage.
    Livia B. Jackson
    Mr. William B. Helmreich
    interview:  1990 March 09

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    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Jackson, Livia Bitton.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Mr. William B. Helmreich
    The interview with Livia Bitton Jackson was conducted on March 9, 1990 for William B. Helmreich's book "Against all odds: Holocaust survivors and the successful lives they made in America." The interview was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on October 30, 1992.
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