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Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2003.47 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0068

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    Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff


    Interview Summary
    Charlene Schiff discusses being liberated by Russian forces while she was hiding in a forest; being treated at a hospital in L'viv, Ukraine; traveling to her hometown in eastern Poland; antisemitism in Poland; traveling to Germany; her experiences in the displaced persons camp Föhrenwald; immigrating to the United States; moving to Columbus, OH and attending Ohio State University; meeting her husband and getting married; becoming an American citizen; moving to New York, NY; her experiences as a military wife; being stationed in Germany; moving back to the US; starting a family; being stationed in Japan; how the memory of her experiences during the Holocaust has affected her daily life; the Vietnam War; going to Israel; meeting with other survivors; patriotism in America; dealing with survivor’s guilt; and becoming involved with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    Schiff, Mrs. Charlene Perlmutter
    Neenah Ellis
    interview:  2003 January 29
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff on January 29, 2003. The interview was transferred to the Archives Branch in March 2003. This interview was conducted as part of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Post-Holocaust oral history collection.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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