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Oral history interview with Ruth Cohen

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.209 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0190

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Cohen


    Interview Summary
    Ruth Friedman Cohen, born April 26, 1930 in Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia (present day Mukacheve, Ukraine), describes her life after the Holocaust; her prewar life in Czechoslovakia; her family’s religious beliefs; her family’s deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; her mother and brother’s death immediately after their arrival at Auschwitz; her transfer to Nuremberg, Germany and then Holachov; the painful effects of tuberculosis that she contracted in Holachov; her survival and liberation by the Russian Army; her and her sister’s return to Mukachevo, where they reunited with their father; her time in Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic, where she recuperated from tuberculosis; her immigration to the United States in 1948; the various jobs she had to support herself; her marriage in 1952; her education at the New School for Social Research; and her struggle to recover from the damaging emotional and mental effects of the Holocaust.
    Ms. Ruth Cohen
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2011 October 04
    creation: Bethesda (Md.)

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    2 digital files : WAV.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Cohen, Ruth, 1930-

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Ruth Cohen in Bethesda, MD on October 4, 2011.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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