Alicia Appleman-Jurman oral history interview

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Alicia Appleman-Jurman oral history interview
Series Title:
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Uniform Title:
Holocaust & genocide studies oral history projects
Appleman-Jurman, Alicia
Greenberg, Mark I
University of South Florida Libraries -- Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center. -- Oral History Program
University of South Florida -- Tampa Library
University of South Florida Tampa Library
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Physical Description:
1 sound file (118 minutes) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews ( lcsh )
Genocide ( lcsh )
Crimes against humanity ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews -- California ( lcsh )
Israel-Arab War, 1973 -- Biography ( lcsh )
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Poland ( lcsh )
Jewish refugees -- Cyprus ( lcsh )
Jewish refugees -- Israel ( lcsh )
Jewish women -- Study and teaching (Continuing education) -- United States ( lcsh )
History -- Cyprus -- British rule, 1878-1960 ( lcsh )
Oral history. ( local )
Online audio. ( local )
interview ( marcgt )
Oral history ( local )
Online audio ( local )


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.
Interview conducted January 26, 2010.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by Mark I. Greenberg.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
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Resource Identifier:
032635382 ( ALEPH )
878978764 ( OCLC )
F60-00054 ( USFLDC DOI )
f60.54 ( USFLDC Handle )

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Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

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