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Oral history interview with Hilda Seftor

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.118 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0168

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    Oral history interview with Hilda Seftor

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Hilda Seftor (née Cohen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 21, 1923, describes her family and childhood; finding out about the Nazi invasion of Poland; helping her local Jewish community and finding homes for thirty-five Jewish refugee children; her parents founding the Whittingehame Farm School; teaching the school’s Jewish children how to farm and giving them a traditional education; attending the Edinburgh College of Domestic Science and graduating with a degree in household and institutional management in 1943; working in the Edinburgh school system and later at a wartime nursery preparing meals for children; marrying after the war and immigrating to the United States; having four sons; moving to Washington, DC in 1994; and volunteering at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    Interviewee
    Hilda Seftor
    Interviewer
    Gail Schwartz
    Date
    interview:  2006 June 12

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Seftor, Hilda, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Hilda Seftor (née Hilda Cohen) in Annandale, VA on June 12, 2006. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in June 2006.
    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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    2023-11-16 08:12:50
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