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Oral history interview with Esther Dezube

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.367 | RG Number: RG-50.549.04.0003

Esther Cylia Salsitz Dezube, the child of Holocaust survivors, born in Newark, NJ, discusses her father Norman Salsitz, author of “Three homelands: memories of a Jewish life in Poland, Israel, and America” and “A Jewish boyhood in Poland: remembering Kolbuszowa” and her mother Amalie Petranker Salsitz, co-author with Norman Salsitz of “Against all odds: a tale of two survivors”; her youth during which she knew only survivors as family friends; her parents continually talking about the Holocaust; her birth as a victory over Hitler; leaving home at an early age; becoming a lawyer because she always wanted to help the underdog; meeting her husband, now an A.I.D.S. physician and researcher; having three sons; justice as the most important consideration for her in any political arena; the identity of children of Holocaust survivors; and their role as the bridge from the past to the present, helping to insure that the Holocaust is never forgotten or repeated.

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Dezube, Esther
Beyer, Regine
interview:  2000 December 07
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:37
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