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Oral history interview with Thea S. Rips

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

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    Oral history interview with Thea S. Rips


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Thea S. Rips
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2004 January 20

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rips, Thea S., 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Thea Rips on January 20, 2004. The interview was received by the Archives Branch in February, 2004.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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