Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Leo Liffman - May 15, 1985


Leo Liffman was born and raised in Wiesbaden, Germany. He relates his experiences with anti-Semitism as a child and young adult during the closing years of the Weimar Republic and the early Hitler years. He was arrested during Kristallnacht and imprisoned for several weeks at Buchenwald concentration camp. He left Germany in 1939, leaving his parents behind, and was the only member of his family to survive the war.

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  1. Pre-War Life and Anti-Semitism
  2. The Assassination of Walter Rathenau
  3. The Rise of National Socialism
  4. Family Life
  5. January 30, 1933
  6. The Nuremberg Laws, 1935
  7. Krystallnacht, 1938
  8. Buchenwald
  9. Fate of Family
  10. Thoughts on Germany

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