Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Greenberg, Mark I.; Tucker, Elizabeth

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2010-01-25

Publication Date

3-26-2014

Abstract

Alicia Appleman-Jurman is the author of Alicia: My Story, which recounts her encounters as a Jewish child both during the Holocaust and immediately after World War II. In 1947, Appleman-Jurman journeyed from Europe to the Jewish homeland of Eretz Israel aboard the Theodor Herzl, a voyage that ended with imprisonment on the island of Cyprus. After eight months, she was finally allowed to go to Palestine, where she lived from 1947 to 1952, during which she attended the Mikveh Israel Agricultural School, served two years in the Israeli Navy, and met and married American Gabriel Appleman. The newlyweds moved to New York in 1952. Concurrently with pursuing various occupations and attending many different institutions of higher learning to study various subjects, Appleman-Jurman also began bearing witness to groups, mostly comprised of schoolchildren. Gabriel, Alicia, and their three children lived in several places around the world for Gabriel's work, which is how they came to be in Israel during the Arab-Israeli War in 1973. The Appleman familiy returned to to California in 1975 and remained there. Alicia tried very hard not to allow the lives of her three children to be negatively affected by her own childhood wartime experiences. In fulfillment of the promise she had made to so many schoolchildren to eventually write down her story into book form, she wrote non-stop over a period of three years during the early 1980s while living in Holland. The impact of her story on readers is extremely important to Alicia Appleman-Jurman.

Keywords

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Genocide, Crimes against humanity, Holocaust survivors--California--Interviews, Israel-Arab War, 1973--Biography, Jewish children in the Holocaust--Poland, Jewish refugees--Cypress, Jewish refugees--Israel, Jewish women--Study and teaching (Continuing education)--United States, History--Cyprus--British rule, 1878-1960

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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Genocide; Crimes against humanity; Holocaust survivors--California--Interviews; Israel-Arab War, 1973--Biography; Jewish children in the Holocaust--Poland; Jewish refugees--Cypress; Jewish refugees--Israel; Jewish women--Study and teaching (Continuing education)--United States; History--Cyprus--British rule, 1878-1960

Language

English

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Sound

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Oral histories; Online audio

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audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Holocaust survivors oral history project

Identifier

F60-00054

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