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Oral history interview with Eugenia Greenberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.85.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0702

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    Oral history interview with Eugenia Greenberg


    Interview Summary
    Eugenia Weiss Greenberg, born in 1932 in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia), discusses her family; speaking German with her family; speaking Croatian with her governess; her younger brother, Beno Weiss, who died in March 2012 and was a professor at Penn State; her two other siblings who were born after the war; her parents who were both originally from Poland; her father’s work importing textiles; having a good childhood; contracting polio at age five and spending time in a hospital; not being able to attend school; her father not being allowed to work because of the sanctions; the Hellreich family of Vienna living with her family for nearly a year; the arrest of her father and his imprisonment in Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia); her father’s imprisonment in a concentration camp in Fiera Monte in Calabria, Italy; being sent with her mother and brother moved to Atessa near Rome, Italy; experiencing restrictions but not antisemitism; playing with non-Jewish children; the German occupation; going into hiding; reuniting her father; hiding in the countryside in various locations; being caught by the Germans at one point but were freed by a sympathetic German officer; being liberated at the end of 1944 by the British army; going to the displaced persons camps in Palazze (near Naples, Italy) and Barletta; learning Yiddish from other refugees; conditions in the DP camps; immigrating with her family to the United States in 1950; getting married in 1952; her three children; graduating from Brooklyn College; and being a school psychologist for 27 years.
    Ms. Eugenia Greenberg
    Ina Navazelskis
    interview:  2013 May 09

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    Administrative Notes

    Ina Navazelskis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Eugenia Greenberg in Brooklyn, NY on May 9, 2013.
    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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