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Oral history interview with Harry Gelb

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

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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.

Interviewee
Harry Gelb
Interviewer
Regina Baier
Date
2001 December 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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