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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; traveling to her hometown in eastern Poland; antisemitism in Poland; traveling to Germany; her experiences in the displaced persons camp Fernwald; immigrating to the United States; moving to Columbus, Ohio and attending Ohio State University; meeting her husband and getting married; becoming an American citizen; moving to New York; her experiences as a military wife; being stationed in Germany; moving back to the United States; 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.
Date:
2003 January 29  (interview)
RG Number:
RG-50.549.02*0068
Accession Number:
2003.47
Extent:
4 sound cassettes ; 60 min..
Language:
English
Provenance:
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.
Classification:
sound recording
Genre/Form:
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
Finding Aid Language:
English
Finding Aid:
Transcript:
RG-50.549.02.0068_trs_en.pdf [English]
 
Record last modified: 2015-03-20 12:00:33