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Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff

Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
Charlene Schiff discusses being liberated by Russian forces while she was hiding in a forest; being treated at a hospital in L'viv, Ukraine; traveling to her hometown in eastern Poland; antisemitism in Poland; traveling to Germany; her experiences in the displaced persons camp Föhrenwald; immigrating to the United States; moving to Columbus, OH and attending Ohio State University; meeting her husband and getting married; becoming an American citizen; moving to New York, NY; her experiences as a military wife; being stationed in Germany; moving back to the US; starting a family; being stationed in Japan; how the memory of her experiences during the Holocaust has affected her daily life; the Vietnam War; going to Israel; meeting with other survivors; patriotism in America; dealing with survivor’s guilt; and becoming involved with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
2003 January 29  (interview)
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4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff on January 29, 2003. The interview was transferred to the Archives Branch in March 2003. This interview was conducted as part of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Post-Holocaust oral history collection.
Mrs. Charlene P. Schiff
sound recording
Oral histories.
Personal Name:
Schiff, Charlene, 1929-
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Credit Line:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Jeff and Toby Herr Collection
Funding Note:
The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
Finding Aid:
RG-50.549.02.0068_sum_en.pdf [English]
RG-50.549.02.0068_trs_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2016-11-23 06:15:04