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Oral history interview with Mary Rouben

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.784 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0784

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The interview describes Ms. Rouben's childhood in Salonika, Greece, her marriage in 1941, her memories of the German occupation and witnessing transports from the ghetto. Ms. Rouben describes being saved from a transport because of her husband's essential work as a mechanic, going into hiding in Salonika, and escaping to Athens where she and her husband obtained false papers and were able to work until the German occupied Athens in 1943 and they were forced into hiding again. Ms. Rouben discusses her experiences after the war ended, learning of the survival of youngest brother, the birth of her daughter, and the family's immigration to the United States in 1956.

Interviewee
Mary Rouben
Date
1989 December 05  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:24:23
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