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Oral history interview with Beba Leventhal and anonymous interviewee

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1572 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1572

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    Oral history interview with Beba Leventhal and anonymous interviewee


    Interview Summary
    Beba Leventhal discusses her experiences in Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania), during WWII; living for two years in the Vilna ghetto; spending two years in concentration camps, including Kaiserwald and Stutthof; going to Sweden after the war to recover from various illnesses; immigrating to the United States; how she coped with her experience after the war; living in California; meeting her husband and having a family; and visiting Vilnius with her daughter and finding it vastly changed since she had been there.
    Beba speaks in Russian with another guest at the conference and translates from Russian: the unidentified woman discusses leaving Russia because of the terrible atmosphere of antisemitism, unfair hiring and firing, and other unbearable policies; working as a music teacher; her husband’s work as a writer; having an economically a good life; and during the war her husband stayed as a reporter in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg, Russia) while she was evacuated with their children to the East.
    Beba Leventhal
    interview:  1981 June 15
    creation: Israel.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

    Physical Details

    English Russian
    1 sound recording : WAV.

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    Personal Name
    Leventhal, Beba.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Beba Leventhal and an anonymous interviewee on June 15, 1981. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in January 2013.
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