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Oral history interview with Goldie Rassen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.724 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0724
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The interview describes Ms. Rassen's childhood in Abel (Obeliai), Lithuania, the institution of antisemitism and anti-Jewish laws, the confiscation of the family hardware store and the loss of basic rights by Jewish citizens. Ms. Rassen recalls the family's forced move to a ghetto in Kovno, the terrible conditions there, being required to wear the Jewish star and to perform forced labor. She describes the relocation and murder of ghetto inhabitants. Ms. Rassen discusses attending university where she met her future husband, being released from the ghetto as the war was ending and returning to Abel to find the community in ruins and German families living in the homes of Jews who had been deported, and emigrating with her husband to the United States.

Interviewee
Goldie Rassen
Date
1990 November 06  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:23:08
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