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Oral history interview with Marie Schwartzman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.H.341 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0009

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    Oral history interview with Marie Schwartzman


    Interview Summary
    Marie Schwartzman discusses her early life in Paris, France; her large Polish family; her father’s arrest and imprisonment in Drancy; becoming the head of the family due to her mother’s illness; hiding house for three months; being arrested and sent to Drancy in October 1942; being deported to Auschwitz; living conditions in the camp; working in the crematorium sorting clothes; being marched to Ravensbrück in January 1945; living conditions in Prchin-Malkov camp; liberation by the Americans; turning in a German officer who was arrested; returning to Paris and Grenoble; immigrating to the United States in 1949; and marrying an American soldier.
    Marie Schwartzman
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1994 August 12

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Concentration camps--Poland--Songs and music. Concentration camp inmates--Medical care. Concentration camp inmates--Suicidal behavior. Concentration camp tattoos. Crematoriums--Poland--Oswiecim. Forced labor--Poland--Oswiecim. Dog attacks--Poland--Oswiecim. Foot--Wounds and injuries--Poland. Gas chambers--Poland--Oswiecim. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--France--Personal narratives. Holocaust survivors--United States. Human experimentation in medicine--Germany. Jewish women in the Holocaust--France. Jews--Hungary. Jews, Polish--France. Women concentration camp inmates--Poland--Oswiecim. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Hungary. World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance--Poland--Oswiecim. Women--Personal narratives.

    Administrative Notes

    Tapes of the Marie Schwartzman interview transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 5,1995 along with other tapes from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection, RG-50.106.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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