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Oral history interview with Renée Schwalb Fritz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.H.0346 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0076

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    Oral history interview with Renée Schwalb Fritz


    Interview Summary
    Renée Schwalb Fritz, born in 1937 in Vienna, Austria, describes her family; her father leaving for the United States in 1939 and fleeing with her mother to Belgium; the German occupation of Belgium in 1940 and going into hiding in a convent, where she remained for two years until the Germans became suspicious; the underground taking Renee to a Protestant family's farm and then to an orphanage; reuniting with her mother after the war and discovering that she had survived Auschwitz; joining her father in the United States five years later; going through high school in the US with much difficulty; attending Boston University; and marrying an American man soon after she graduated from college.
    Ms. Renée S. Fritz
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1989 October 22
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Anyone wishing to write a full-length biography of Renée Fritz based on this oral history interview must receive permission from the interviewee

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Agnes Mandl Adachi on November 22, 1989 in Washington, DC.
    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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