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Oral history interview with Lily Sasson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.788 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0788

Lily Sasson discusses her youth in Ada, Yugoslavia (now Serbia); the antisemitism she experienced; her family's religious practices; her involvement with a youth Zionist movement; her experiences in Sarajevo after the German invasion of Yugoslavia in 1939; her decision with her husband to flee to the Italian-occupied area to the south, and their experiences on this journey; the good treatment they initially received from the Italians; their deportation to a concentration camp in Durrës, Albania and the conditions there; their subsequent transfer to the camp in Ferramonti, Italy and the relatively good conditions there; their transfer to the town of Calabria, Italy, where they had to check in with the local police periodically; liberation in 1945 by the US Army; the family's decision to remain in Italy after the war; and their decision to immigrate to the United States in 1951.


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Interviewee
Lily Sasson
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
interview:  1990 January 27
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-28 12:09:29
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