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Oral history interview with Ruth Weiss

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.378 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0378

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Weiss


    Interview Summary
    Ruth Elizabeth Weiss, born on June 24, 1928 in Berlin, Germany, discusses her childhood in Berlin; her family's move to Vienna, Austria after Hitler's rise to power in 1933; her education; her family life; the changes she experienced after Kristallnacht in November 1938; her father's arrest and release; the family's decision to leave Austria; their unsuccessful attempts to enter Switzerland; their immigration to the United States in late December 1938; her experiences in New York City; her temporary placement in an orphanage; her family's return to Europe during her father's military service; her return to the US; her life and travels in the US; and her work as a poet.
    Ruth Weiss
    Sandra Bendayan
    Marci Jenkins
    interview:  1993 May 14
    interview:  1993 July 22
    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

    2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Weiss, Ruth, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Ruth Weiss on May 14, 1993 and July 22, 1993. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in December 2001.
    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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