Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Eleanore Umatum

The oral history interview of Eleanore Umatum was conducted by UNO student Donald C. Umatum on May 1, 1977. Umatum's interview was primarily focused on Nazi Germany in the 1930s when she was young. Umatum shared her family's experiences, the social welfare of average Germans before Adolph Hitler rose to power in Germany, the views Germans had of the U.S. in the 1930s, the experience of a friend who attended the 1936 Berlin Olympics and got U.S. Olympian Jessie Owens' autograph, the teaching of racial superiority in German schools, the Spanish Civil war, and related topics. Umatum briefly mentions her impressions of the U.S. after emigrating. The audio and transcription for this interivew can be difficult to decipher and are of fair quality overall., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 00:43:13
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Abstract/Description: The oral history interview of Eleanore Umatum was conducted by UNO student Donald C. Umatum on May 1, 1977. Umatum's interview was primarily focused on Nazi Germany in the 1930s when she was young. Umatum shared her family's experiences, the social welfare of average Germans before Adolph Hitler rose to power in Germany, the views Germans had of the U.S. in the 1930s, the experience of a friend who attended the 1936 Berlin Olympics and got U.S. Olympian Jessie Owens' autograph, the teaching of racial superiority in German schools, the Spanish Civil war, and related topics. Umatum briefly mentions her impressions of the U.S. after emigrating. The audio and transcription for this interivew can be difficult to decipher and are of fair quality overall.
Subject(s): Immigrants -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- Interviews
Immigrants -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
National Socialism
Oral histories (document genres)
Audiocassettes
Date Created: 1977-05-01

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