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Oral history interview with Esther Dezube

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

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    Oral history interview with Esther Dezube


    Interview Summary
    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
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  2000 December 07
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Geographic Name
    Newark (N.J.) United States.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Esther Dezube on December 7, 2000. The interview was transferred to the Archives Branch in February 2001.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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