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Oral history interview with Olga Ritter

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.416.9 | RG Number: RG-50.650.0008

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Olga Ritter, born in August 10, 1915 in Humenne, Czechoslovakia (Humenné, Slovakia), discusses her family; her father’s vinegar factory; getting married in 1939; how her husband and father had to hide because there was a search for male Jews; the gradual enactment of antisemitic laws; being caught trying to cross the border; her wartime experiences and her memories of some women who were imprisoned with her in Auschwitz, including Helen Ickowitz, Rachel Szatmary, Ibi Austern, and her niece, Evelyn Ritter; and her mother and three sisters.

Interviewee
Olga Ritter
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1982 May 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joan Ringelheim
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