Interview with Lea Buller,

Project: Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

**Please note that part of this interview is spoken in Yiddish.**

Lea Buller describes her personal experiences of World War II. She discusses her family being removed from their homes and the various places they hid in order to survive the war. These places included Mangalia, Romania, and small villages in Ukraine. She describes obstacles her family faced while in hiding including her daughter contracting Typhus, and food shortages. She recounts anti-Semitic attitudes Romanian soldiers held which affected their interactions with Romanian Jews, and bribes they collected from those in hiding including her own family. She shares stories about groups of Romanian Jews that organized to petition their mayor for sanctuary and to help those in hiding reconnect with friends or family in Romania. She reflects on her family?s ability to survive till the end of the war, but explains that anti-Semitic attitudes still existed. She discusses how those post-war anti-Semitic attitudes led to the murder of her husband when they returned to Romania.

Interview Accession

2015oh006_vh004

Interviewee Name

Lea Buller

Interviewer Name

Leora Kahn

Interview Date

1994

Interview Partial Date

1994

Interview LC Subject

Ukraine World War, 1939-1945.

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Buller, Lea Interview by Leora Kahn. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Buller, L. (n.d.). Interview by L. Kahn. Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Buller, Lea, interview by Leora Kahn. (n.d.), Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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