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Oral history interview with Charlotte Firestone

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0027

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    Oral history interview with Charlotte Firestone


    Interview Summary
    Charlotte Firestone (née Chari Schunfeld), born in 1913 in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (now Mukacheve, Ukraine), discusses her experiences in Czechoslovakia and Poland before, during, and after the war; her family life before the war; the German occupation of Munkacs in 1944; being rounded up with other Jews and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where her mother and son were gassed upon arrival; being transferred with her sister to Stutthof; being relocated with her sister to Praust, a sub-camp of Stutthof; being made a Stubälteste (an aid to the barrack commander), serving as a senior inmate in charge of the barrack; their work building an airport at the camp; spending six months in Praust before being evacuated; escaping from the march and evading capture by posing as Hungarian nurses; going to Denmark; reuniting with her husband; having more children; living in Paris, France; immigrating to the United States; and becoming a US citizen in 1955.
    Charlotte Firestone
    Sidney M. Bolkosky
    interview:  1982 March 11
    creation: Livonia (Mich.)

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    3 sound cassettes : analog.

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    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Charlotte Firestone. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992.
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