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Oral history interview with Ruth Meyerowitz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0186 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0022

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Meyerowitz


    Interview Summary
    Ruth Meyerowitz, born in 1929, discusses her childhood and Judaism in pre-war Frankfurt, Germany; the rise of Hitler; trying to escape Czechoslovakia after the Nazi invasion; living in a ghetto; being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau; daily life in Auschwitz; returning to Frankfurt after being liberated; not living in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; trying to reunite with her family; immigrating to the United States; getting married and starting a family; her views on civil rights; going back to school; her experiences as a survivor living in America; writing a book about German Jewish history; and her life as a German Jew in particular.
    Ruth K. Meyerowitz
    Ben Shapiro
    interview:  1998 September 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (74 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. The interview may be used for scholastic (teaching) purposes but not for publication in book form or any way that would interfere with the interviewee's publication.

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    Administrative Notes

    Ben Shapiro, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Ruth Meyerowitz on September 23, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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