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Oral history interview with Rita Rubinstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.264 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0174

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    Oral history interview with Rita Rubinstein


    Interview Summary
    Rita Rubinstein (née Frieda Rifka Lifschitz), born on December 12, 1936 in Romania, describes her family and early childhood; her father’s draft into the Russian Army; going into hiding in Transnistria, Ukraine in September 1941; her liberation by Russian troops in April 1944; returning to their home in Romania and discovering that her father had died during the war; attending school for the first time and learning Russian and Ukrainian; traveling to Munich, Germany and posing as a Greek refugee; living in the Feldafing displaced persons camp for some time; developing tuberculosis in 1947 and having to go to a sanitarium in Augsburg, Germany; immigrating to the United States with her mother in September 1949 and settling in New York, NY; and getting married in 1959 and starting a family.
    Ms. Rita Rubinstein
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2009 August 25

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Rubinstein, Rita, 1936-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Rita Rubinstein on August 25, 2009. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in September 2009.
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