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Oral history interview with Harry Gelb

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.249 | RG Number: RG-50.549.04.0001

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    Oral history interview with Harry Gelb


    Interview Summary
    Harry Gelb, born May 6, 1956 in New York, NY, describes growing up as the son of a survivor; his childhood; learning about his mother’s Holocaust experiences; his family’s involvement with activities commemorating the Holocaust; the importance of education in his family; his Jewish upbringing; learning the importance of cultural diversity through his mother; his decision to work in the legal profession regarding child abuse and immigration; his wife, who is also a child of a Holocaust survivor; educating himself on Holocaust history; his mother’s dedication to social justice; his views on equal opportunity; his children; travelling through Europe and visiting Auschwitz; Polish influences in his life; the bond he feels with children of survivors; and the importance of memorializing Holocaust history.
    Harry Gelb
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  2001 December 13
    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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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gelb, Harry, 1956-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Harry Gelb on December 13, 2001. The interview was transferred to the Archives Branch in January 2002. This interview was conducted as part of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Post-Holocaust oral history collection.
    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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