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Oral history interview with Renee Scheuer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0218 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0439

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    Oral history interview with Renee Scheuer


    Interview Summary
    Renee Scheuer, born in 1909 in Vienna, Austria, discusses her childhood; antisemitism in Vienna before World War II; her and her husband’s arrest in November 1938 and the order to leave Austria in three days; traveling to Cologne, Germany and then to Belgium on foot; living in a refugee camp in Antwerp, Belgium; the occupation of Belgium by Germany in 1939 and their attempt to escape to France; returning to Belgium and living in Brussels where they had to wear Star of David badges; receiving a notice to report to a concentration camp; she and her husband going into hiding in Brussels in 1942 and staying in different hiding places until liberation in 1945; the feelings that she had during the events of the Holocaust; the resistance of the Belgian population against the Germans; the fates of her mother and sister; returning to visit Vienna in the 1970s; her immigration to the United States in 1950; and settling in New York City.
    Renee Scheuer
    Sandy Tolan
    interview:  1996 May 28

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Scheuer, Renee, 1909-

    Administrative Notes

    Sandy Tolan, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Renee Scheuer on May 28, 1996.
    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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