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Oral history interview with Gertrud Wittner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0094.45 | RG Number: RG-50.150.0045

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    Oral history interview with Gertrud Wittner


    Interview Summary
    Gertrud Wittner, born in Wittlich, Germany circa 1921, describes her education in Wittlich, where she attended Jewish and Catholic schools; the Jewish population in Wittlich; being friends with Jews and non-Jews; the changes in the relations with Gentiles after the Nazi rise to power; learning English and Hebrew in preparation for emigration; her parents sending her to Luxembourg in 1936 to live with relatives; her father’s shoes business and the effects of the anti-Jewish boycotts in 1933; her parents’ attempts to emigrate; her life in Luxembourg; going with her family to Palestine; getting a job in Haifa when she was 15 years old; being looked down upon as a German; having to become a member of the Histadrut; life in Palestine during the war; her parents’ adjustments to life there; leaving Israel in 1947 and going to the United States; her life in New York, NY; the differences she’s found between Israelis and Americans; and visiting Germany with her husband.
    Gertrud Wittner
    Rosalyn Manowitz
    interview:  1978 January 08

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Wittner, Gertrud.

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Gertrud Wittner was conducted by Rosalyn Manowitz on January 8, 1978. Rosalyn Manowitz wrote an account of the experiences of survivors who were members of the Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation for distribution to its members. The interview was given to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on October 13, 1993.
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