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Oral history interview with Betsy Cohen

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.76 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0507

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

Betsy Cohen, born in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, describes her childhood; having an atheist father and a Jewish mother; experiencing antisemitism while trying to determine her own religious beliefs; having her grandparents live with her for a couple of years before the war; living next to a Wehrmacht office; her father’s deportation to Auschwitz; going into hiding and surviving with her mother and sister; coming out of hiding once the Nazis left Holland; immigrating to the United States with her sister to live with their aunt and uncle; starting school in Rochester, NY and trying to fit in as an American girl; and creating a life and family for herself after her war experiences.

Interviewee
Betsy Cohen
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2006 April 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview funded by grants from Carole and Maurice Berk and Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:35
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