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Oral history interview with Leo Dreyfuss

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.149.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0961

Leo Dreyfus, born in 1937 in Karsruhe, Germany, discusses being the younger of two children; Kristallnacht, after which his father was arrested and sent to Dachau and was released with the promise that he would soon leave Germany; the family’s deportation from Germany to France, where they were first interned at Gurs, and later at Rivesaltes; being smuggled out of the camp with his sibling and placed in various homes; living in a farming village in southern France; the German occupation of that part of France, and being smuggled into Switzerland in May 1944; being found along with his sibling by a cousin of his mother and living in Basel until 1946, when the left for the United States; being taken in by relatives; and the fates of both his parents.


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Interviewee
Mr. Leo Dreyfuss
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2018 April 20
Geography
creation: Hartsdale (N.Y.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:39:43
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