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Oral history interview with Leonard Hilton

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

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    Oral history interview with Leonard Hilton


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Joshua Sussman
    interview:  2002-2004
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Richard Sussman

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    1 digital file : MP4.

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    Richard Sussman donated the interview with Leonard Hilton to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in March 2019.
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