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Oral history interview with Ruth Wallerstein Samuel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0458.22 | RG Number: RG-50.413.0022

Ruth Wallerstein Samuel discusses her immigration to the United States from Germany before WWII started; staying with family already residing in the US; her mother and brother returning to Germany before escaping to Yugoslavia until they were captured by Nazi forces and their successful escape to Italy; her mother and brother hiding with a family in Italy until Hitler marched into North Italy and they were sent to the concentration camp in Ferramonti; Ruth’s marriage to an American officer who was sent to Italy, where he found her parents and arranged for their travel to Safe Haven; her convoluted feelings when she was reunited with her parents and brother after 18 years; and their difficulty coming to terms with the horrors they had witnessed.


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Interviewee
Ruth Samuel
Date
interview:  1994 August 06
Language
English
Extent
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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