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Oral history interview with Ruth Alper

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

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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.

Interviewee
Ruth Alper
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1999 December 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:03:11
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