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Oral history interview with Ruth Weiss

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

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.


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Interviewee
Ruth Weiss
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Marci Jenkins
Date
interview:  1993 May 14
interview:  1993 July 22
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-01 07:32:27
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