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Oral history interview with Renee Kolender

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.22 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0022

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Renee Kolender (née Renia Fuchs), born in 1922 in Kozienice, Poland, describes her childhood; her two younger brothers; attending school; the beginning of the war; the deportation of young men for labor; living in a closed ghetto; going with her father to the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland; serving on a committee to help poor families feed children; being sent to a camp; being transferred with her family to work in the ammunition factory in Skarzysko, Poland; being transferred to Tschenstochau (Czestochowa) and life in the camp; the death of her father and brother; her fear during liberation and dressing up her other brother as a girl to protect him; returning home for two weeks; the murder of Jews in Poland after the war; going to Stuttgart, Germany; immigrating to the United States with her brother in 1947 and settling in Charleston, SC; adjusting to life in the US; getting married; keeping in touch with people from her hometown; and her reflections on her experiences in the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Renee Kolender
Date
1991 September 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videotape reels (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
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