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Oral history interview with Marianne Strassman

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

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    Oral history interview with Marianne Strassman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Marianne Strassman
    interview:  1990 June 17
    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

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Strassman, Marianne.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Marianne Strassman on June 17, 1990. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in December 2003.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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