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Oral history interview with Gertrude Goetz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.345.15 | RG Number: RG-50.005.0015

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    Oral history interview with Gertrude Goetz


    Interview Summary
    Gertrude Goetz, born in Vienna, Austria September 7, 1931, describes being the only child of a middle class family; her parents’ store; her parents not being religious and not being exposed to much Jewish culture; antisemitism in Austria; Austria being annexed by the German Reich; Jews being deported; her mother being outspoken and getting into an argument with a Nazi and being arrested; her mother’s release; not being allowed to attend school; her father being sent to Dachau; synagogues being burned; her family getting passes to Italy and her father’ release; her parents working for Jews, cleaning houses, in Milan, Italy; her father being imprisoned when Italy joined the war; being sent to a small village and spending two years there; her mother falling ill; being treated kindly by the locals; being converted in order to attend school; listening to the radio; leaving the village and going to a farm; being liberated in June 1944; living at a refugee camp for six years; her father’s depression; and meeting her husband, Sam, at a refugee camp in Italy.
    Dr. Gertrude Goetz
    interview:  1984 May 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of California, Los Angeles

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Goetz, Gertrude, 1931-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch produced these interviews in cooperation with the University of California, Los Angeles. Both institutions house copies of the interviews.
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