Oral history interview with Hildegard Lee
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- Hildegard Lee
- Catherine Lee
2010 April 21
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine Lee
Hildegard Lee (née Hildegard Enrike Rossman), born April 13, 1928 in Bickenbach, Hesse, Germany, describes her family life prior to and during the war; her father’s illness, which made him wheelchair-bound; how despite his disability her father was still able to manage his hardware store; the Nazi regime’s regimentations; how her father was taken from their home by the Nazis in 1943 and institutionalized in Goddelau, where he died a few months later; her relatives’ suspicion that he was murdered because he was considered nonproductive; the deprivations the family suffered after the war; her apprenticeship and subsequent employment in an office in Darmstadt, Germany; working for a restitution agency; marrying and immigrating in 1952 to the United Sates; and being granted American citizenship in 1956.
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