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Oral history interview with Renee Duering

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

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 Ravensbrück 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.

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Renee L. Duering
Judith Antelman
Sandra Bendayan
Jake Birnberg
interview:  1984 July 12
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:15
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