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Oral history interview with Rodi Glass

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

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    Oral history interview with Rodi Glass


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Rodi W. Glass
    interview:  1991 June 11
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Glass, Rodi, 1936-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Rodi Glass on June 11, 1991. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on October 16, 1992.
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