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Oral history interview with Amy Zahl Gottlieb

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0103 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0398

Amy Zahl Gottlieb, born in London, England in 1919, discusses her work in helping Jews living abroad; the bombing in London during the war; joining the Jewish Relief Unit of the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad, sponsored by the Central British Fund for German Jewry, in 1943; being sent to Egypt to prepare for the liberation of the concentration camps and to tend to the needs of European refugees evacuated by the British Army; being sent to Greece in April 1945 to help refugees; her appointment as the director of immigration from Austria and Germany for the American Joint Distribution Committee and helping seventy thousand people leave Germany and Austria; helping Oskar Schindler and Jewish families immigrate to Argentina; teaching a course at the University of Illinois on the Holocaust in 1977; compiling a record of recently discovered documents of the Central British Fund that detailed the work of British Jews who had helped those persecuted during the Holocaust; and writing a book about the Central British Fund, titled “Men of Vision: Anglo-Jewry’s Aid to Victims of the Nazi Regime 1933-1945.”

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Amy Z. Gottlieb
Joan Ringelheim
interview:  1999 June 09
Oral histories.
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:48:15
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