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Oral history interview with Marguerite Glicksman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0283 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0404

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Marguerite Glicksman, born in London, England on July 21, 1915, describes her father who was Polish but had become a British citizen; volunteering in the British Red Cross and being called up for military duty when the war started; being stationed in London and learning first aid; going to Italy in 1944 and coming in contact with American troops who were very good to her; spending time near Venice during D-Day and then being sent home; learning about the German people from a woman with whom she worked and not understanding the seriousness of the war; going back to London between 1944 and 1945; going to Athens, Greece, where she worked with the American Joint Distribution Committee to help students who had hidden in the mountains or who had been in the camps; helping these children get back to normal by providing them with food, books, and lodging; staying in Greece for four years after the war; hiding some people during the Greek Civil War; helping girls learn occupations like dressmaking through the ORT and the National Council of Jewish Women; returning to England in 1950 and then traveling to New York to work; going to Vienna, Austria in 1957 to work for the Joint Distribution Committee during the Hungarian uprising; and finally settling in Washington, DC because her brother was a doctor in Alexandria, VA.

Interviewee
Marguerite Glicksman
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1999 December 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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