Interview with Rita Grunbaum,

Project: Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Rita Grunbaum first describes her and her husband's moves after the Second World War and describes herself as optimistic throughout the war; then she begins her story, describing her overcoming a learning disability as a child with the help of a compassionate principal, as well as her marriage and having her first daughter in the early years of the war. She describes the intensifying persecution of the Jews at this time, leading up to her family's deportation first to Westerbork transit camp, then to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. She observes that these difficult experiences only strengthened her faith and spurred her to reconnect with Jewish traditions after the war. She describes the hardships of surviving in Bergen-Belsen, not least of which was keeping her grandmother alive. Near the end of the war, she explains, her family was liberated en route to another concentration camp.

Interview Accession

2015oh017_vh015

Interviewee Name

Rita Grunbaum

Interviewer Name

Leora Kahn

Interview Date

1994

Interview Partial Date

1994

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Grunbaum, Rita Interview by Leora Kahn. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Grunbaum, R. (n.d.). Interview by L. Kahn. Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Grunbaum, Rita, interview by Leora Kahn. (n.d.), Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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