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Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff


Interview Summary Charlene Schiff (born Sulamit Perlmutter) born December 16, 1929 in Horochow, Poland, describes a secure and happy prewar life in a large Jewish community governed by the kehillah (Kehilla); her family members who were town leaders; the Russian occupation of Eastern Poland; the German invasion in June 1941; the ghettoization of her town and the desperate living conditions therein; her mother’s arrangement for her and her sister to escape the ghetto and hide in farm houses across the river; the disappearance of her mother; the rejection of an agreement by the farmer, leaving her abandoned and alone; her attempts to find her mother while hiding in the woods; her eventual discovery by Russian troops; her hospitalization; her time in various displaced persons camps in Germany; her education at the University of Heidelberg; her immigration to the United States in 1948; living with her aunt in Columbus, Ohio; and her life post-war.
Date 1993 March 02  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.233*0120
Accession Number 1992.A.0125.120
Extent 1 sound cassette ; 90 min. analog..
Language English
Provenance The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Charlene Perlmutter Shiff in Alexandria, VA on March 2, 1993.
Classification sound recording
Personal Name Schiff, Charlene Perlmutter, 1929-
Topical Term Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
Refugee camps--Germany.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project
1992.A.0125
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff [RG-50.233.0120_trs_en.pdf]
 
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