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Oral history interview with Rita Grunbaum

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

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    Oral history interview with Rita Grunbaum


    Interview Summary
    Rita Grunbaum (née Rita van Leeuwen), born on April 9, 1910 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 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; the German 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; being sent with her family to Bergen-Belsen in February 1944; being transported from Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 on the Lost Train (also called Lost Transport); her liberation in Troebtiz, Germany; the deaths of her family members during the Holocaust; and her post-war experiences.
    Rita Grunbaum
    interview:  2000 March 18
    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

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Grunbaum, Rita.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Rita Grunbaum on March 18, 2000. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in December 2000.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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