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Oral history interview with Rita Grunbaum

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.136 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0136

Rita Grunbaum discusses her childhood in Holland; her career as a social worker in the Hague; her marriage in 1936;the onset of World War II in September 1939; the bombing of Holland; Nazi occupation beginning in 1940; the birth of her daughter in 1942; the family's arrest in September 1943; their transport to Westerbork concentration camp; her experiences in Westerbork; receiving papers for Palestine from her in-laws who had fled to Mexico; being selected as part of an exchange program with German prisoners-of-war held in Palestine; sent with her family to Bergen-Belsen in February 1944; being transported from Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 on the "Lost Train," ; her liberation in Troebtiz, Germany; the deaths of her family members during the Holocaust; and her post-war experiences.

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Rita Grunbaum
interview:  2000 March 18
Oral histories.
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:49:04
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