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Oral history interview with Ann Badower

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.125.21 | RG Number: RG-90.057.0021

Ann Badower (née Cohen) discusses her childhood in the Southeast Bottoms neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa; her extended family’s involvement in the grocery business; being part of a close Jewish community; getting married to a Holocaust survivor, Fred Badower; running the business end of a tailoring and clothing company with her husband; her views about Haddasah, the Jewish Community Center, the changes in the Southeast Bottoms neighborhood; celebrating holidays; her sadness about Roosevelt's decision in 1939 to turn away the “MS St. Louis”, which held Jewish refugees from Europe; how she and Fred met; and her family’s traditions.

Interviewee
Ann Badower
Date
interview:  1991 May 02
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society
 
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:38:15
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