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Oral history interview with Susie Gruenbaum Schwarz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.349.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0209

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    Oral history interview with Susie Gruenbaum Schwarz


    Interview Summary
    Susie Gruenbaum Schwarz, born in 1931 in Schlüchtern, Germany, describes her family; moving to Dinxperlo, a village located close to the German border in the Netherlands in 1933; the German invasion of the Netherlands on May 10, 1940; Jews no longer being allowed to own businesses or to attend schools; going into hiding when they heard that the Jews would be rounded up for deportation in 1943; living with her mother in a barn attic that was barely big enough for them to both lie flat; beginning to write a cookbook-diary in 1944 to pass her time; becoming extremely ill because of a lack of ventilation in her living quarters; recovering from her illness but remaining weak; having to leave her hiding place toward the end of the war because of increased Nazi raids; her liberation on April 1, 1945 by Canadian troops; returning to their former village with food and money supplied to them by the farmers who had hidden them; returning to school as her family tried to re-build their lives; and immigrating to the United States in 1947.
    Ms. Susie Schwarz
    Mark Grossman
    interview:  1990 February 14
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used for sale in the Museum Shop. Interview cannot be used by a third party for creation of a work for commercial purposes.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Canada. Canadian Army

    Administrative Notes

    Mark Grossman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Susie Gruenbaum Schwarz on February 14, 1990.
    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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