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"The Most Precious Gift: A Legacy of Lisette Lamon"

Document | Accession Number: 2010.265

Consists of one memoir, 127 pages, entitled "The Most Precious Gift: A Legacy of Lisette Lamon," by Lisette Lamon, originally of Amsterdam. In her memoir, which consists of a series of vignettes, she describes her experiences in Amsterdam, her deportation to Westerbork, and her imprisonment in Bergen-Belsen from January 1944 until her liberation by the American Army near Magdeburg in April 1945 while on a transport headed east from Belsen. Though Lisette's parents had managed to immigrate with her to the United States in 1939, Lisette returned to the Netherlands to be married. Her husband, Benno Soep, was arrested and perished in Mauthausen in 1942. After the war, Lisette returned to the United States to reunite with her family.

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