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Oral history interview with Barbara Rodbell

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0168 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0019

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Barbara Rodbell discusses her childhood in Berlin, Germany; moving to the Netherlands; her family history and religion; life as a dancer in Amsterdam; how her instructor, Madame Gasco, and others from the underground helped protect her during the war; living next to Anne Frank; life in hiding; her other family members in hiding; immigrating to the United States with the help of the family friend Dr. Kalinoffsky; moving to Greenwich Village, NY to dance; moving to Baltimore, MD; her challenges with dating; the birth of her children; returning to the Netherlands; her children’s lives; her views on religion in the Netherlands; and her feelings toward Germany and Poland.

Interviewee
Ms. Barbara Rodbell
Interviewer
Steve Roland
Date
1998 August 05  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:15
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