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Oral history interview with Herminia Lusopolus

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0061

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    Oral history interview with Herminia Lusopolus


    Interview Summary
    Herminia Lusopolus (née Greenberg), born in 1919 in Bucharest, Romania, discusses her mother, who died when Felina was two and a half years old; her father, who worked in the lumber business until he died at the age of 49; attending a boarding school; living with her grandmother in Chernowitz (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine); finishing high school and attending college; earning a degree in teaching; moving to Oradea to become a teacher; getting engaged to a Jewish lawyer who was sent to the Russian front; the creation of a ghetto in Oradea; being sent to Auschwitz; being transferred to camp Langenbielau-Biewala (a sub-camp of Gross Rosen) near Reichenbach and then camp Parschnitz; being sent to a camp in the Sudetenland, where she worked in a factory making airplane parts; being liberated by the Russians; starting her long journey back home to Oradea, where she found out her fiancé had died on his way home to see her; her job translating Hungarian movies left behind after the war into Romanian; getting married to a Gentile Greek professor and having one daughter; the imprisonment of her husband by the Communists after he told two jokes in his classroom that offended the regime; her husband’s death in 1957, three years after being released for prison; applying for a passport out of Communist Romania after her husband’s death; being granted the passport and moving to Paris, Belgium, and Germany; and immigrating to the United States where she moved in with her aunts in Detroit, MI.
    Herminia Lusopolus
    Donna Miller

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lusopolus, Herminia.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Herminia Lusopolus. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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    2023-11-16 08:23:08
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