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Oral history interview with Ruth Rehbock and Ralph Rehbock

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.61 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0061

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Ruth Rehbock (née Nussbaum), born on November 24, 1906 in Schmalkalden, Germany, describes her sisters and brothers; living with her uncle and aunt while her father worked as a cattle dealer and her mother raised all the children; attending school; her family’s move in 1917; working as a dental hygienist; getting married in Gotha, Germany; her son (Ralph Rehbock, RG-50.031*0060); how life changed after the Nazi rise to power in 1933; her oldest brother’s suicide in 1928; experiencing persecution; moving to Strassburg (Strasbourg, France); preparing to immigrate to the United States; hiding her husband for a week after Kristallnacht; going to England with her husband and son in December 1938; the fates of her family members; and her feelings about Germans.

Interviewee
Ralph Rehbock
Ruth Rehbock
Date
1986 March 16  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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