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Oral history interview with Anita Etzyon

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.265 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0175

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Anita Etzyon, born on October 4, 1941 in Boryslav, Poland (present day Ukraine), describes her family and childhood; being one year old when her mother died from tuberculosis; having few direct memories of the war but being told about her family’s life during that time; being taken away to live with a Christian family and getting baptized to better fit into her surroundings; returning to live with her father, who had remarried, after the war; living in a Jewish neighborhood and attending a Jewish school; moving to various cities around Poland with her father and step-mother; being the only Jew in her school in Swidnica, Poland; adjusting to life as a Jew after she had spent four years as a Christian; immigrating to Israel in 1951; learning Hebrew and adjusting to life in Israel; getting married to avoid serving in the Israeli Army; having a daughter; immigrating to the United States with her husband and daughter 1963; settling in Washington, DC and working for a Jewish Day School; and her reflections on being a Jew in the modern world.

Interviewee
Ms. Anita Etzyon
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2009 September 03  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-05-09 09:32:15
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