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Oral history interview with Denise Damensztein Schwarzbach

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1260 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1260

Denise Damensztein Schwarzbach discusses her childhood in Paris, France; the changes that occurred when the Germans invaded and occupied France in 1940; the 1942 deportation of her parents and sister to Drancy concentration camp and then to Auschwitz; her life in Paris during the war using false identity papers; being in constant fear of discovery; immigrating to the United States in 1948; and how the loss of her family, who all perished in Auschwitz, affected her.


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Interviewee
Denise Damensztein Schwarzbach
Date
interview:  1984 October 11
Language
English
Extent
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: 2020-03-24 17:14:05
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