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Oral history interview with Mary Roll

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.416.8 | RG Number: RG-50.650.0007

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Mary Roll, born in November 1909 in Czernowitz, Romania (Chernivtsi, Ukraine), discusses her childhood; her experiences with antisemitic Russians; trading her clothes to peasants for food; giving up her seven-year-old daughter to the Red Cross camp visitors in hope that her daughter would survive the war; daily life in Mogilev (Mahiliou), Belarus; her husband’s death in 1942; liberation; being smuggled by her brother across the border into Germany in 1945; her work for the American Army, reading mail; immigrating to the United States in 1945 and working in a hospital as a bookkeeper; and her difficulties raising her daughter after the war.

Interviewee
Mary Roll
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1984 January 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joan Ringelheim
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:03
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