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John Rothschild memoir

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.359.1

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    Description
    Consists of one memoir, 4 pages, written by John J. Rothschild, originally of Zurich, Switzerland. In his memoir, Mr. Rothschild, who moved to France in 1934, describes meeting his future wife, Renée, who was originally from Germany. After the German invasion of France, he and Renée were separated and he returned to Switzerland in 1941. His family was deported from France to Auschwitz in July 1942 where they perished. Renée was imprisoned in Rivesaltes and was on a list to be deported east in October 1942 when Mr. Rothschild was able to intervene. Together they escaped back to Switzerland and married in December 1942, the only survivors of their families.
    Date
    creation:  2011
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John J. Rothschild

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rothschild, John.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    John Rothschild sent a copy of his memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 2011. In June 2011, Mr. Rothschild indicated that his wife was uncomfortable with the idea of making their story available, so this material will be retained for the donor file only.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:49:57
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