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Oral history interview with Elisabeth Weinberger

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.301.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0975

Elisabeth Weinberger (née Heller), born on March 30, 1931 in Antwerp, Belgium, discusses being the elder of two girls in a middle-class family; her father who was a diamond cutter; her parents who were originally from Czechoslovakia; the German bombing of Belgium in the spring of 1940; her family fleeing to a small town in southern France under the control of the Vichy government; being gathered together with other Jews and sent to the detention center of Rivesaltes; being taken with her sister from Rivesaltes by Czech Council representatives and spending the next several years in hiding, passing as Christians; her mother’s escape and experiences in hiding; her father who was taken as a laborer to work at the French border and was never seen again by her family; reuniting with her mother; and immigrating to the United States.


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Interviewee
Elisabeth Weinberger
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2018 June 28
Geography
creation: Lawrence (N.Y.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MP4.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:55:17
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