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Oral history interview with Rodi Glass

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.20 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0020

Rodi Waters Glass, born in 1936 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, discusses growing up as an only child; her family’s leather business; her extended family; her recollections of Hitler invading the Netherlands in 1940; the takeover of her family’s stores in 1941; her mother’s retention of the store through 1943 until the Dutch Nazis learned of their business; being deported with her mother and father to Westerbork; her early memories of antisemitism; being forced to wear a star; the hardships at Westerbork; her grandfather successfully bribing the authorities for their release; being taken again with her family in 1944 to Westerbork; being sent to the internment camp in Vittel, France because they had papers from England; the fates of her extended family members; liberation; life in Amsterdam after the war; immigrating to the United States with her family; not sharing her Holocaust experiences with her children; her choice of profession; experiencing post-traumatic stress; the experiences of her various family members who survived; her father’s loss of faith; her Jewish identity; her thoughts on interfaith marriage; and her general reflections on life.

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Glass, Mrs. Rodi Waters
interview:  1991 June 11
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 09:43:56
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