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Oral history interview with Lissa K. Keller

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.11 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0011

Lissa Kane Keller, born in 1931 in Rexingen, Germany, describes the small Jewish community; her family; being kicked out of school when she was seven years old; how her former friends joined the Hitler Youth and bullied her; being forced to wear the yellow Star of David badge; restrictions on Jews; how her father believed the persecution would pass and his grandfather did not agree; how her uncle agreed to sponsor her family to immigrate to the United States and her father resisted; Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938; how her grandfather ran to the burning synagogue to save the Torah scrolls; her father's arrest and transfer to Dachau; the release of her father and how her grandparents gave up their immigration numbers to her parents; the death of her grandparents in a concentration camp; immigrating to the United States on a ship from Holland; and her gratitude to her grandparents.

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Lissa K. Keller
interview:  2006 January 10
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio
Record last modified: 2020-07-27 15:22:21
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