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Renée Fodor Schwarz writings

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.A.0095

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    The Renée Fodor Schwarz writings consist of essays and poems by Schwarz in which she remembers and reflects on her childhood in Poland, her internment in the Krakow ghetto and at Auschwitz, and her new life in Israel and the United States. Most of this material has been published in her books (Renée, Covenant of the Rainbow, and Symphony of the Heart).
    inclusive:  1984-1994
    Collection Creator
    Renée F. Schwarz
    Renée Fodor Schwarz (1918-2000) was born Ryfka Issler in Zasów, Poland, not far from Krakow. She was the second youngest of ten children and lost both of her parents before her fifth birthday. She attended Hebrew Gymnasium and Jagiellonian University in Krakow but was not accepted into medical school because she was Jewish. She survived the Krakow ghetto, Płaszów labor camp, Auschwitz concentration camp, and a death march during the Holocaust, moved to Israel following her liberation, and immigrated to the United States with her husband and son in 1948. She became Chief Psychologist at the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry in New York and at the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychotherapy and Counseling.

    Physical Details

    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The Renée Fodor Schwarz writings are arranged in publication order. The contents of folder 1 appeared as an independent report. The contents of folder 2 were published in Renée. The contents of folders 3 through 52 were published in Symphony of the Heart. The contents of folders 53 and 54 were published in Covenant of the Rainbow. The contents of folder 55 do not appear in Schwarz’s books.

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of the material(s) in this collection. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    A copy of the Schwarz poem was initially donated to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum via Arthur Rosenblatt, ca. 1988. This copy of the poem was included in Rosenblatt's personal files and it is no longer accessible. A second copy of the Schwarz poem was given to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives by Rene Schwarz in Aug 1991. The poem is included in the her 1991 book.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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