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Oral history interview with David Ruchivarger-Levy and Zdenka Ruchivarger-Levy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0458.4 | RG Number: RG-50.413.0004

David and Zdenka Levy, discuss their experiences as residents of the Safe Haven refugee camp after growing up in Yugoslavia; David’s memories of persecution in Zagreb (Croatia), and his escape to Italy for about a year, where he was forced to flee once more from Nazi forces, until he was invited to Oswego; Zdenka’s time in a concentration camp in Ferramonti, Italy until she was rescued and given the opportunity to board the Henry Gibbons with her family; Zdenka’s work at the Oswego Hospital as a nurse with her first husband, who was a doctor, and meeting her second husband, David Levy, at the hospital; David’s description of meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt at the camp; and David’s opportunity to attend the Oswego State Teachers College.

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Zdenka Ruchivarger-Levy
David Ruchivarger-Levy
interview:  1994 August 06
1 videocassette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Safe Haven, Inc.
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:23
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