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Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Eleanore Umatum, Interview Date: 1977 May 1, Date Digitized: 2/13/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au071

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Interview Date: 1977 May 1
  • Date Digitized: 2/13/2017


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1 Cassettes

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Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Donald C. Umatum


Runtime: 00:43:13

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

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