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Oral history interview with Charlene Perlmutter Schiff

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

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.


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Interviewee
Mrs. Charlene P. Schiff
Interviewer
Neenah Ellis
Date
interview:  2003 January 29
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:01
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