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Oral history interview with Gertrude Lischner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1727 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1727

Gertrude Lischner discusses her childhood in Galicia, Poland; her parents' deaths; living with her grandmother and other relatives; the difficult and lonely childhood she endured; being sent to Hessen, Germany to live with an aunt who exploited her labor; her arranged marriage and the birth of her child in 1926; the small knitting business she established; the difficulties she confronted once Hitler rose to power; the effect on her business in 1936; the assistance she received from non-Jewish neighbors; being sponsored by her husband's uncle for immigration to the United States; her husband's death; her life as a single parent in New York City working in sewing and pattern-making; her hobby of folk-dancing; and her move to Berkeley, California in 1970.

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Gertrude Lischner
interview:  1992 October 18
2 sound recording : WAV.
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
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:44:52
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