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Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff


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Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
Charlene Perlmutter Schiff, born in Horokhiv, Poland (now Ukraine) on December 16, 1929, describes her parents’ roles as educators and civic leaders; the German invasion in the summer of 1941 and her town’s loss of its Jewish leaders, including her father; her mother and older sister having to do forced labor until they moved into a ghetto; digging an escape route out of the ghetto in order to get food and bring it back with some of the other children; her mother arranging for her remaining family to go into hiding; being separated from her mother when trying to escape to her hiding place; finding the farmer who had agreed to hide her but no longer being able to hide with him; hiding and wandering alone through the forests for two years; Russian soldiers discovering her after the war and placing her in a military hospital; moving into a displaced persons camp; and immigrating to the United States in 1949.
Date:
1993 March 23  (interview)
RG Number:
RG-50.030*0203
Extent:
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Language:
English
Provenance:
Joan Ringelheim, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff on March 23, 1993.
Interviewer:
Joan Ringelheim
Classification:
video recording
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid:
Transcript:
RG-50.030.0203_trs_en.pdf [English]
 
Record last modified: 2015-08-24 09:43:32

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