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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.|
1993 March 02
1 sound cassette ; 90 min..
|Provenance||The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Charlene Perlmutter Shiff in Alexandria, VA on March 2, 1993.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Schiff, Charlene Perlmutter, 1929-
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
|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 ID Card Project
Transcript of Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff [RG-50.233.0120_trs_en.pdf]
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