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Oral history interview with Lili Jodelsohn

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.198.47 | RG Number: RG-50.944.0049

Lili Jodelsohn, born in 1923 in Carei Mare, Romania, discusses her parents and 10 siblings (she had nine sisters and one brother); her father, who gave private lessons in mathematics; the Jewish community in the town; being raised religiously observant; the Hungarian annexation of the area; being deported with her family to Satu Mare and then Auschwitz; the murder of her parents and three youngest siblings; being sent to a camp in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, where they built trenches and an airstrip; being forced to pick vegetables in the countryside; being sent to Ravensbrück; being severely beaten by the camp commandant; going to Copenhagen, Denmark and her realization that they had been liberated; going to Uppsala, Sweden; the Christian family in Landskrona that took care of her when she arrived; her marriage to a Swedish Jewish man whose family had roots in Lithuania; and having two daughters; getting divorced in 1953; getting married to her second husband, Arnold Jodelsohn, in 1968; and the Jewish community in Sweden.


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Interviewee
Lili Jodelsohn
Interviewer
Carolyn Östberg
Date
interview:  2018 April 17
Geography
creation: Stockholm (Sweden)
Language
Swedish
Extent
1 digital file : MP4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection