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Oral history interview with Hildegard Lee

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.138 | RG Number: RG-50.629.0001

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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Hildegard Lee
Catherine Lee
interview:  2010 April 21
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine Lee
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:40:15
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