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Oral history interview with Helen Abramovitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1257.1 | RG Number: RG-50.322.0001

Helen Abramowitz, born in 1927 in Nevaraska, Czechoslovakia, discusses her childhood; her parents, who were both from the Bohemia region; her parents’ relocation to Nevaraska after her father graduated from medical school in Vienna; her parents’ work as doctors; attending a German public school for four years until it no longer felt safe because of the rise of antisemitism; attending a Czech public school; her parents’ separation in 1937; her mother living in Prague while she stayed with her father; her father’s immigration to the United States in 1938 after the Munich Agreement; living in Prague with her mother; going with her mother to Paris, France and then going alone to New York City (her mother later traveled to the US); attending a boarding school in Connecticut; feeling unwanted by her parents; studying at Ohio State University, where she met her husband, Chuck; getting married after graduating from college; traveling to Israel once a year; her thoughts on antisemitism; and her life in Dayton, OH.


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Interviewee
Helen Abramovitz
Date
interview:  1984 July 30
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:50:40
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