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Oral history interview with Renate Fischer Chernoff

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.219 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0166

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Renate Fischer Chernoff, born on June 25, 1929 in Breslau, Germany (Wrocław, Poland), describes her early childhood; moving to Racibórz, Poland with her family in 1934; being sent to Berlin, Germany to stay with her grandmother in 1937; her family choosing to immigrate to Canada since her father was a physician; arriving in 1938 and settling in Montreal; moving to New Brunswick; her parents adopting Saul Silvershein, a sixteen year old Polish boy from a displaced persons camp; attending college at Dalhousie University; meeting her husband while in graduate school at the University of Chicago; marrying in New Brunswick in 1953 and moving to Saint Louis, MO where her husband finished his residency and their first child was born; moving to Durham, NC, where they had two more children; and settling in the Washington, DC area in 1980.

Interviewee
Renate F. Chernoff
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2005 June 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-05-09 09:31:46
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