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Oral history interview with Gertrud Egloffstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.24 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0024

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Gertrude Egloffstein, born in Grünau, Germany, describes her family; doing an apprenticeship at a physical therapy center; moving to Berlin, Germany, where her brother got her to buy a drug store (eventually owning four); meeting her future husband in 1931; living openly as an anti-Nazi in the early 1930s; Nazis taking up a room in the hotel in front of her apartment; giving clothes, money, and food to Jews in need; hiding Jews between 1942 and 1945; running drugstores after the war; and her reflections on what it has meant and means to be a German.

Interviewee
Gertrud Egloffstein
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 29  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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