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Oral history interview with Estelle Klipp

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0308 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0059

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Estelle Klipp, born in Lódz, Poland in 1922, discusses her experiences in the Lódz ghetto; being in Auschwitz, work camps in Hamburg and Sasel, and Bergen-Belsen; her liberation from Bergen-Belsen by British forces; working for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Hanover, Germany; post-war life in Germany; meeting her husband and starting a family; immigrating to the United States; antisemitism; moving to Los Angeles, CA; meeting other Holocaust survivors; the 1939 Club for Polish survivors; becoming a real estate agent; the death of her husband; why she never returned to Poland; her views on Israel and Judaism; how the memory of her experiences during the Holocaust have affected her daily life; alternative medicine; assimilating into American culture; the significance of Holocaust studies; her views on contemporary acts of genocide; and the importance of Holocaust remembrance.

Interviewee
Estelle Klipp
Interviewer
Regina Baier
Date
1999 July 16  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation