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Oral history interview with Ruth Borsos

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.417.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0035

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Borsos


    Interview Summary
    Ruth Borsos, born in 1923 in Frankfurt, Germany, describes her family; moving to the Netherlands after Kristallnacht in 1938; her and her father obtaining permits to sail to the United States but not being able to do so when Germany invaded the Netherlands in May 1940; her deportation to Westerbork in 1943 and then to Bergen-Belsen in 1944; being interned with her father in a camp near the Swiss border when an exchange agreement with the Allies broke down; being chosen to be traded for German prisoners because of their foreign passports; their liberation from the internment camp by French forces on April 23, 1945; spending some time in a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration camp after the war; returning to the Netherlands in 1947 and receiving a visa to immigrate to the United States; and marrying another Holocaust survivor, whom she met in Washington, DC.
    Ruth Borsos
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 July 03
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Borsos, Ruth, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Ruth Borsos on July 3, 1990 in Washington, DC.
    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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