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Oral history interview with Alice Eberstarkova Masters

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.181 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0130

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Alice Eberstarkova Masters, born in Trstená, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) in 1925, describes her youth; her experiences with antisemitism before the war; immigrating to England in 1939 on a Kindertransport; working as a secretary for the Czech government-in-exile in London during the war; following the BBC broadcasts of the war’s progress; the end of the war and discovering that her parents had died in Auschwitz; her reflections on the Nuremberg Trials; participating in Zionist and Jewish organizations while in England; immigrating to the United States in March 1948; working for the International Monetary Fund; losing her religious faith; getting married and starting a family after the war; and telling her children and grandchildren about her experiences during the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Alice Masters
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
2000 January 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).