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Oral history interview with Lena Gitter

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0191 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0111

Lena Gitter (née Lieba Rosenblatt), born in 1905 in Vienna, Austria, discusses her life after the Holocaust; immigrating to the US in July 1938 with her husband and small daughter; her husband who worked as a physician; feeling guilty for many years about having escaped Vienna before the Holocaust; her long involvement with the Montessori schools both in Vienna and the United States; the Montessori method; working with people in Mississippi under Johnson’s War on Poverty program; the death of her husband in 1974; her plan to donate her collection of early childhood education materials to a library in Vienna; working under several Presidents of the United States.


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Interviewee
Lena Gitter
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
interview:  1998 July 21
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:35
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