Lena Kuechler

  • Recording Date: September 8, 1946
  • Duration: 1:12:54
  • Spools: 9-114, 9-115
  • Location: Bellevue, France; OPEJ children's home
  • Languages: German, Polish, Russian

Biographical Information

  • Name: Lena Kuechler
  • Age: 34
  • Birthplace: Wieliczka, Poland
  • Gender: female
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Marital Status: widow
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: L'viv, Ukraine
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Treblinka, Poland
  • Liberated By: Russia


 Sometimes the best way to "pass" was to find refuge in some rural nook and hide behind a mask for the duration of the war. In 1942 Lena Kuechler found that living outside the ghetto in Warsaw with false papers left her open to blackmail and, finally, arrest. How she got ... Read full commentary »