Luisa Owen-Lang was born on September 22, 1935 in a small village in Yugoslavia, and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen in 1951. In this interview, Luisa discusses her childhood during the expulsion and subsequent ethnic cleansing of ethnic Germans. She also recounts her experiences as she was separated from her family and forced to endure harsh conditions in multiple concentration camps at the age of nine and her life after she moved to the United States. Luisa Owen-Lang also wrote a book about her experiences called Casualty of War: A Childhood Remembered.
Owen-Lang, Luisa (interviewee)
Waldvogel, Madison (interviewer)
Cleveland German-American Oral History Project
"Luisa Owen-Lang interview, 08 April 2021" (2021). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 195017.
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