David Lea

  • Recording Date: August 12, 1946
  • Duration: 55:17
  • Spools: 9-41B, 9-42
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Languages: German, Spanish

Biographical Information

  • Name: David Lea
  • Birthplace: ThessalonÃki, Greece
  • Gender: male
  • Nationality: Greece
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Auschwitz, Warsaw Ghetto, Landsberg, Buchenwald, Dachau
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Dachau, Germany
  • Liberation Date: April 29, 1945
  • Liberated By: United States


 David Boder interviewed David Lea, a twenty-eight year old Greek Jew, on August 12, 1946 in Paris at the headquarters of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. It appears that the interview was conducted in German and then in Spanish. Due to language problems, Mr. Lea had some difficulty communicating his responses ... Read full commentary »