Rebecca Freedman

Mother Grandmother, Army Nurse

After my duty in Italy, I made it through the army. I was very fortunate. I got married. And in my fifty-nine years of marriage, I raised eight children. I think I gave them some of the simple things that I learned, about honesty and caring for people. I am a very lucky woman.


Rebecca Freedman was born on December 13, 1922 and grew up in Worcester, MA. Her parents were Jewish and she had three sisters including a twin sister. Her father was a butcher and her mother was a homemaker. She is married and has eight children and sixteen grandchildren. In this interview Rebecca discusses her nursing career, her time in the service in the Army Nurse Corps, and how being raised in a close-knit family inspired her to raise her children with the same values.

Interview Date: 
January 18, 2007