Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lucy Glaser Merritt - July 8, 1991


An interview with Lucy Glaser Merritt, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, Professor of History at the University of Michigan--Dearborn. Lucy Glaser Merritt was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. Following the German annexation (Anschluss) of Austria in 1938, Lucy and her family experienced increased persecution by both Austrian and German National Socialists. After Lucy's father was arrested and released on Kristallnacht (1938), the family decided to leave Austria. Lucy left Austria to work as a nurse in England. Once there, she was able to secure the passage of her family from Austria to England. From England, they immigrated to the United States.

  1. Introduction
  2. Religious Education
  3. Family
  4. Religious Life
  5. Cultural Life
  6. Politics
  7. Vienna
  8. Memories of Vienna
  9. Jewish Identity
  10. Anti-Semitism
  11. The Anschluss
  12. Persecution
  13. Reactions to the Anschluss
  14. Kristallnacht
  15. Decision to Leave
  16. Austrians
  17. Leaving Austria
  18. Train Station
  19. Parents
  20. England
  21. Interned in England
  22. The Blitz
  23. Relatives
  24. Knowledge of Adolf Eichmann
  25. Immigration to America
  26. Jewish Agencies
  27. Religious Life in America
  28. Resentment Toward Austria
  29. Fate of Relatives in Europe
  30. Return to Vienna
  31. Memories
  32. New York
  33. Reminders
  34. Reunion
  35. Talking About Experience
  36. Children
  37. Children II
  38. Conclusion

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