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Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff
|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.|
1993 March 23
4 videocassettes : Betacam SP.
|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.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Ukraine--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Schiff, Charlene Perlmutter, 1929-
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Ukraine--Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust--Ukraine.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||No restrictions on use|
|Record Type||Oral History|
|Link to Collection||
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history collection
Transcript of Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff [RG-50.030.0203_trs_en.pdf]
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