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Guide to Rudy Landesberg oral history interview OHP.8383
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  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Rudy Landesberg oral history interview
    Identifier/Call Number: OHP.8383
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: Tauber Holocaust Library Archives
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising one sound disc
    Date: 1988 November 13
    Abstract: This collection comprises one sound disc of an oral history interview with Rudy Landesberg conducted by the Holocaust Media Project on November 13, 1988.
    Creator: Landesberg, Rudy
    Creator: Sokolsky, David

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection comprises one sound disc of an oral history interview with Rudy Landesberg. The interview was conducted by David Sokolsky on behalf of the Holocaust Media Project on November 13, 1988. Rudy Landesberg is a Holocaust survivor.
    The interview describes Ms. Landesberg's childhood in Ostrova, Czechoslovakia; her marriage to a Polish Jewish engineer in 1938; the invasion of Ostrova by Nazi Germany in March 1939; and her husband's decision to return to Poland. Ms. Landesberg describes their attempts to leave Czechoslovakia; her husband's success in crossing the border by jumping off a train; and his offer of employment in Turkey and move there. She discusses obtaining a Polish passport while awaiting a move to Poland; difficulties in Czechoslovakia for Jews; and her flight across the Polish border in June 1939. Ms. Landesberg describes obtaining a visa to Turkey in Warsaw; living with her husband in Sivas, Turkey; and their decision to emigrate to the United States. She discusses her husband obtaining visas to the United States; their move to the United States; and adapting to life in a new country.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Preferred Citation note

    Rudy Landesberg oral history interview - OHP.8383, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Holocaust survivors -- United States
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
    Jewish refugees -- Turkey
    Jewish women -- Czechoslovakia
    Jews -- Persecutions -- Czechoslovakia
    Ostrava (Czech Republic)
    Sivas (Turkey)
    United States -- Emigration and immigration