Guide to Rudy Landesberg oral history interview OHP.8383

Finding aid prepared by Judith Janec
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org


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