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Oral history interview with Esther Dezube

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

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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.

Esther Dezube
Regina Baier
2000 December 07  (interview)
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:13
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