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Oral history interview with Gertrud Egloffstein

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

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    Oral history interview with Gertrud Egloffstein


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Gertrud Egloffstein
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 29

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Egloffstein, Gertrud.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Gertrud Egloffstein on July 29,1988 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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