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Oral history interview with Ruth Ephraim

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0095.14 | RG Number: RG-50.163.0014

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Ephraim


    Interview Summary
    Ruth Ephraim (née Wyzanski), born on February 19, 1931 in Hamburg, Germany, describes being the youngest of five girls; her Polish parents; attending a Jewish school in 1937 and its closing; the round ups, during which her father hid in a closet; her family staying with German Jewish friends for four days in a cellar; her mother being detained briefly in a police station; her sister Eva going on a Kindertransport to England in 1938; her family taking a three day cargo trip to England; living with her parents and siblings in one room and getting clothes from the Jewish Welfare Society; evacuating with her two sisters to Bedfordshire in early 1941; returning to London in mid-1941 during the Blitz; staying in shelters in the backyard and in the subway; the bombing of her grandparents’ house; getting furniture from Germany; her father working at Grove Lane Synagogue; staying in London after 1945 and attending art college; moving to the United States in 1960; getting married in 1966 to another Holocaust survivor; and how her fear from her war experiences has stayed with her.
    Ruth Ephraim
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1990 October 12

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    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    The interview with Ruth Ephraim was conducted on October 12, 1990 as part of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington's oral history project to document Washington, DC area survivor's experiences of the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview on May 26, 1993.
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