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Oral history interview with Lore Soulé

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.938 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0932

Lore Soulé discusses her childhood in Reichenbach, Germany (now Dzierżoniów, Poland); her family life with a Jewish father and a Christian mother; the antisemitism she experienced as a child; her increased awareness of her Jewish heritage after Kristallnacht in November 1938; the restrictions she experienced and her attempts to leave Germany with her mother; the bureaucratic error that allowed her initially to pass as non-Jewish and the false paperwork she needed to support her claim; her life in Germany during the war; the work she performed; what she knew about the camps at that time; her life after the war; the work she performed for the British Army; the scarcity of food and other essentials; immigrating with her husband to the United Kingdom in May 1948; their subsequent move to the United States; and her life as an immigrant in postwar America.


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Interviewee
Lore Soulé
Interviewer
Alexandra M. Isles
Date
interview:  2004 January 20
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (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: 2020-08-26 11:48:43
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