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Oral history interview with Ruth Joseph

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.842 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0842

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Ruth Joseph, born in 1939, discusses her childhood in Kielce, Poland; her family's move to the ghetto in Kielce; the mass deportation of Jews from the ghetto to Treblinka; her family's escape from the ghetto; her father obtaining false papers; the period when the family hid, passing as a Catholic family, in a town near Warsaw; the family's flight toward the front line in the direction of the Soviet Union; their return to Kielce; their decision to emigrate after the Kielce pogrom in 1946; their arrival in the United States; the family's difficulties in adjusting to life in the United States; moving to Venezuela; returning to the United States; her marriage and family life. [Note that most of the information in the interview is based on the memories of Ruth's parents.]

Interviewee
Ruth Joseph
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
1996 January 25  (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 13:59:16
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