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Oral history interview with Marianne Strassman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.882 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0882

Marianne Strassman discusses her childhood in Wuppertal, Germany; the changes that she experienced in 1937 due to antisemitic laws; her father's unsuccessful attempts to get her out of Germany; her experiences while in nursing school in a Jewish hospital; her family's deportation to a ghetto in Lodz, Poland in 1941; her subsequent deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; her transfer to a forced labor camp in Frankfurt an der Oder; the conditions in the camp and the work she performed; her experiences on a death march to Czechoslovakia and then to Bergen-Belsen in early 1945; the conditions at Bergen-Belsen; being liberated by the British Army six weeks after her arrival; the conditions after liberation; her medical treatment in Belgium after the war; and her postwar experiences.

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Marianne Strassman
interview:  1990 June 17
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