Popelsky, Rita

Rita Popelsky

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Oral History Session #1
January 23, 2012
Voorhees, New Jersey
Shaun Illingworth
Transcript Production Team:
Domingo Duarte
Katie Ruffer
Nicholas Trajano Molnar
Recommended Citation:
Popelsky, Rita Oral History Interview, January 23, 2012, by Shaun Illingworth, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
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Rita Popelsky was born in Zawichost, Poland in 1930, and emigrated to Cuba six months before the German invasion in 1939.  Popelsky learned to speak Spanish, living in Havana and Guanabacoa with her Jewish family until 1944, when a relative sponsored her family's migration to the United States.  In the US, she learned to speak English and eventually married and raised a son and daughter.  Popelsky lived and visited Israel multiple times in her adult life.