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Oral history interview with Ruth Alper

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0285 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0129

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Alper


    Interview Summary
    Ruth Alper, born on February 18, 1932 in Germany, describes her family and childhood; experiencing little antisemitism as a child; her memories of Kristallnacht; receiving an affidavit from family in Detroit, MI in 1939 to immigrate to the United States; arriving in Cuba and staying there until 1941, when she and her family moved to Miami, FL; the small Jewish community in Havana, Cuba; listening to the progress of the war on the radio; experiencing antisemitism in Miami; her recollections of the response of the American Jewish community experiencing the war from abroad; and creating a new life for herself in the United States.
    Ruth Alper
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1999 December 22

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Alper, Ruth, 1932-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on December 22, 1999. The interview was transferred to the Archives on January 7, 2000.
    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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