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Oral history interview with Leonard Hilton

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.51.1 | RG Number: RG-90.041.0001

Leonard Hilton, born in 1920 in Krakow, Poland, discusses his family life in Krakow, being refused admission to engineering school because of the Jewish quota; being sent by his father to Grenoble; France for his education; the last time he saw his father who visited him in Grenoble in the summer of 1939; trying to avoid the Nazis during the war in Vichy, France; his attempt to escape to Switzerland; crossing the Pyrenees on foot to get to Spain; and ending up in England after he was recruited from a Spanish prison by the British Secret Service to be a courier and later a soldier.


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Interviewer
Joshua Sussman
Date
interview:  2002-2004
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MP4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Richard Sussman
 
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:38:11
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