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Oral history interview with Irene Silver

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2010.88 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0181

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    Oral history interview with Irene Silver


    Interview Summary
    Irene Silver, born Irena Dynkewicz in Łódź, Poland on January 30, 1933, discusses raising her children in the Jewish tradition, being comfortable with friends who understand the Holocaust experience; her anger with people who ask why victims did not fight back during the Holocaust; being tolerant of strangers after having lived with strangers in the Warsaw Ghetto; her work as a social worker and how it was influenced by her wartime experiences; her sympathy with the civil rights movement; her membership in the Hidden Children group in New York where she feels a common ground; receiving Holocaust reparations which she used to help her children; her view that the world has not learned any lessons from the Holocaust; and her emotion at the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, feeling that the rain at the opening ceremony was the heavens crying.
    Irene Silver
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2010 March 01

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    Oral histories.
    2 digital files : WAV.

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    Personal Name
    Silver, Irene, 1933-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Irene Silver on March 1, 2010. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in April 2010.
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