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Oral history interview with Marie Schwartzman

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

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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 Ravensbruck 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.

Interviewee
Marie Schwartzman
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1994 August 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:40
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