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Oral history interview with Rena Block

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0458.26 | RG Number: RG-50.413.0026

Rena Block discusses her experiences as a resident of the Safe Haven refugee after leaving Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina); her family's escape to Italy following the Nazis' invasion of Zagreb (Croatia) in 1940; their experience in Italy, first living free and then in internment camps; their selection for Safe Haven in the US; life on the ship that took them to the US and the new foods she experienced; her memories of the time she spent in the camp, including the generosity of the people of Oswego, recreational activities, and attending school; her life after Oswego; her family's losses; and being grateful to those who helped her family in Europe during the war.


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Interviewee
Rena Block
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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