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Oral history interview with Thea S. Rips

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.45 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0164

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Thea S. Rips, born in Trieste, Italy on February 24, 1922, describes her childhood; her family moving to Rijeka, Croatia when she was five years old; growing up in a Catholic family but having many Jewish friends; witnessing the persecution of nearby Jewish families; aiding several families in their attempts to escape Italy; wanting to become a doctor and working in a shipyard infirmary in Rijeka; getting a job working on the Marshall Plan after the war in Rome, Italy; being offered a chance to move to the United States and work as an interpreter in 1955; meeting her husband, who she was engaged to for eighteen years before they married in February 1976; going to the United States and living in New York; moving to Washington, D.C.; and the death of her husband in September of 1994.

Interviewee
Thea S. Rips
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2004 January 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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