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Oral history interview with Renee Duering

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1181 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1181

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Renee Duering describes her childhood in Cologne, Germany; her move to Amsterdam, Holland in 1933; her experiences in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation; her marriage in 1941; the time she and her husband spent in hiding; her family's deportation to Westerbork in July 1943; her experiences in Westerbork; her parents deportation from Westerbork to Bergen-Belsen; her and her husband's deportation to Auschwitz; how her husband perished in Auschwitz; her experiences as a subject of medial experiments, including sterilization ones; her deportation to three other camps; her experiences on a death march to Ravensbruck in January 1945; her escape during the march; hiding near Dresden until liberation by the Soviets; her experiences living with her sister after the war; moving to Israel; her immigration to the United States; her second marriage; and her joy at becoming pregnant despite the experiments she endured.

Interviewee
Renee L. Duering
Interviewer
Judith Antelman
Sandra Bendayan
Jake Birnberg
Date
1984 July 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:16
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