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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
June 16, 2007
Tapes/transcript
32 pages

Lucy Rosenbluth Carson was born in Antwerp, Belgium to Polish parents who emigrated there before her birth. In May 1940 Germany invaded and occupied Belgium. The Rosenbluth family fled over the border to France where they survived as refugees. When the French introduced anti-Jewish measures the family decided to go into hiding. Her father was sent to a camp and never returned. Her mother and one-year-old sister Betty were on their way to safety when they were discovered. They ended up in Drancy and finally were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Lucy and her remaining four brothers and sisters were hidden with various families. Lucy herself was hidden by Catholic nuns in a convent in Grenoble, France where she was given a Christian name and identity. For Lucy the convent was like a prison. Later she was placed with a French family in a little village for a while. She kept moving between families and institutions until the end of the war. She returned to Antwerp and reunited with the members of her family who had survived. She learned to be a seamstress and immigrated to the United States arriving in New York. Her assimilation into American culture was aided by the New World Club. Eventually she joined her aunt (Esther Rose) in Atlanta in 1947. In Atlanta she met and married Sam Carson. Lucy discusses her childhood, family, experiences in hiding during the war, her immigation to the United States and the difficulties she had to overcome as an immigrant and Holocaust survivor.

OHC-Lucy Rosenbluth Carson

Lucy Rosenbluth Carson (1931 - ) - Oral History

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Rosenbluth, Machla Strickler


Poland


Antwerp (Belgium)
Belgium

Belgium


Diamond Industry and Trade


Men's Clothing Industry
Clothing Industry and Trade

World War, 1939-1945


Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


French Language
Languages

France


Auschwitz-Birkenau (Concentration Camps: Poland)
World War, 1939-1945; Concentration Camps: Poland

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Rescue


Grenoble, France
France

Drancy (Transit Camps: France)
World War, 1939-1945

Jewish children


Catholics
Christianity

Convents


Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfant - France (OSE)


Carson, Lucy Rosenbluth, 1931-


English Language--Study and Teaching--Foreign Speakers
Languages

Emigration and Immigration


United States


New World Club
Clubs

Clubs


Rosenfelder, Regine Dollman


Carson, Sam


Holocaust Survivors


Rose, Esther


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