US Holocaust Memorial Museum
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This memoir presents the life of Margit Meissner, who was born on February 26, 1922, in Innsbruck, Austria, and moved to Prague when she was an infant. In 1938, after noticing a troubling rise of antisemitism, Meissner’s mother sent her to Paris to study dressmaking and joined her there one year later. After surviving many harrowing events—including Meissner’s daring escape from Paris via bicycle—Meissner and her mother snuck out of occupied France to Marseilles. From Marseilles, they fled, via Spain and Portugal, to the United States and settled with Meissner's brother, Felix, in New York.
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