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Oral history interview with Ruth Bobek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.357 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0357

Ruth Bobek, born in 1934 in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes his assimilated, Zionist family; having a younger brother; her father’s job as an accountant; not experiencing normal schooling because there was an edict not to accept Jews in government schools; receiving home instruction; her entire family being deported to Terezín (Theresienstadt) in July 1942; living together in a house with 47 other Jews; her father living separately and being part of a work crew that built large projects in different parts of Germany; her mother being in charge of cooking and cleaning for everyone in the house; cultural life in Terezín; the Red Cross visit; working in a sewing workshop outside the ghetto fence; being liberated; returning home where she found no one; moving to Litomeritze, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); immigrating to Israel in 1949; not feeling part of Israeli society and only feeling close to the friends she had from the Terezín house; and her life in Israel.

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Ruth Bobek
interview:  1999 November 18
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:50:14
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