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Oral history interview with Ben Lesser

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.250.3 | RG Number: RG-50.882.0003

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Benjamin Lesser, born in 1928 in Krakow, Poland, describes his childhood and spending summers in Munkacs (Mukacheve, Ukraine) with his mother’s family; his father’s successful chocolate factory and wine and fruit syrup factory; the Nazi invasion of Poland and life changing drastically for the Jews; most Jews being put into the Krakow ghetto, while his family decided to leave the city; how this was the first of several escapes that saved his life; being temporarily safe in Hungary in 1943; the Nazi invasion of Hungary in 1944; being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and other camps; surviving a death march; ending up in Buchenwald; and being in Dachau when he was liberated by the Americans in April 1945.

Interviewee
Ben Lesser
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Toporek Finder
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