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Oral history interview with Ruth Meyerowitz

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

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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.

Interviewee
Ruth K. Meyerowitz
Interviewer
Ben Shapiro
Date
1998 September 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 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 10:46:07
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