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Oral history interview with Ruth Harvey

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0364 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0089

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Ruth Harvey, born in 1928, describes growing up with mixed Jewish and Christian heritage; her childhood in Berlin, Germany; being expelled from public school in 1938; attending a private Jewish school; witnessing the burning of Berlin’s temple during Kristallnacht; hearing Hitler’s speeches over loudspeakers; leaving Germany in 1939 with her mother to meet her father in Cuba; immigrating to New York in 1940 with her parents; growing up in New York City; moving to Washington, DC for a job with the State Department; getting married and having children; having a sense of confusion about her religious identity; why she chose not to visit any concentration camps; and volunteering at the USHMM.

Interviewee
Ms. Ruth Harvey
Interviewer
Margaret Garrett
Date
1997 August 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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